I am fed up with pretending that the DOJ isn’t the political tool that it is seeking to impose any number of the 14 characteristics of fascism, in this case the 14th on the list- see http://ellensplace.net/fascism.html. I am not willing to act as if the DOJ should be given legitimacy when we all see the evidence – the attorney general firings, voter ID laws, replacement of anyone in the department who would actually protect the rights of voters and of course Mr. Tanner’s recent admissions, if anyone needed more proof. Notwithstanding our differences I have not included any recipient on this email who doesn’t believe we should have honest elections. Therefore the DOJ- which is insisting in this Memo of Law that NY purchase the very machines which have been shown to be hackable in minutes and which cannot and will not produce accurate, reliable election results and ensure that we’ll never know what the results are because all the counting will be done in secret– is the enemy of us all and perhaps we can find some common ground. In essence what the DOJ memo says can be summarized as follows- the part in parentheses being my reading between the lines and the rest is really what the DOJ says: We (that would be Mr. Tanner and friends) don’t really care that you in NY are having a problem because Microsoft won’t give you its source code (cause we don’t have a problem with secret vote counting); nor do we care that you have stricter laws than HAVA and therefore there are no computers that comply with your stricter NY Laws (nor any computers that comply with the VVSG 2005 guidelines altho Mr. Tanner and friends conveniently doesn’t mention the federal guidelines and that little problem). It’s just great that you have stricter laws, but it’s really not our (the corrupt tool of the criminal administration’s plan to remove people from the voting process’s) problem. You still have to buy the computers being sold by the (highly corrupt) private vendors because we the DOJ say that’s good enough to satisfy HAVA (because how else are we going to be able to control New York’s electorate unless you cooperate NY). For those of you familiar with my inability to edit and my rather long articles- I personally want to commend myself on boiling down a 30 page brief into a couple of sentences. According to the DOJ, NY has to buy any old non-certified machines or any of the machines recently decertified by the state of California because they were found to be unable to provide a means of conducting a reliable, secure election –so we can probably get a really good deal if we call someone in California or maybe Florida where they are literally looking to sell their failed machines as junked parts! Why should NY be in a better position than the rest of the states:
As John Gideon reported on October 31, 2007:
Ciber Labs teamed with Wyle Labs to test voting system code while Wyle
tested hard and firmware. Under the NASED run voting system
qualification process Ciber inspected and tested about 70% of the voting
systems presently in use. Ciber Labs has not been accredited by the
Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to test voting systems under the
EAC’s voting system certification program because the EAC found that
Ciber did not do tests that they had claimed to do and did a lousy job
of documenting those tests they did do. So we have no idea if the code
used on about 70% of the voting systems presently being used in the
United States meets the voting systems standards. In fact, we know in
many situations that the code violates the standards and those are only
the systems that have been tested or inspected by other labs or by
Universities. States and counties are using untested voting systems that
violate the voting systems standards. Let’s just recall all voting
systems qualified by NASED and start over with good standards and labs
that will do their jobs.
As Kim Zetter told us earlier this week,http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/10/tell
the federal government is now assuming oversight over the process of testing and certifying voting machines. To that end, the Election Assistance Commission has released a draft of new technical guidelines that voting systems must meet before they can be sold in many states and is seeking public comment on them. (Since states are allowed to individually determine the requirements for systems used in their borders, not all of them require that voting systems used by their voters adhere to these guidelines).
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Northeast Citizens for
Responsible Media (Re-Media)
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“While We Were Sleeping”
Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD
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