SC Republican Commodities Broker Uses FOIA to Investigate Electronic Voting
By Joan Brunwasser

My guest is South Carolina commodities broker, Frank Heindel. Welcome to OpEdNews. But we’re not here to discuss pork bellies, orange juice, or the vagaries of the market today. I’d like to talk about your interest and concern about our elections. Can you tell our readers how you first became interested in this topic?

Technically, I am a grain trader – predominantly trading in corn, soybeans and wheat.

I first became interested in our voting machines after the Ohio EVEREST report was released in December 2007, which detailed how the iVotronic machines were unsuitable to be using for safe, reliable elections. After Alvin Greene won, I figured it was time to roll up my sleeves and try to understand what was really happening. I like Carl Sagan’s quote about extraordinary claims requiring extraordinary evidence so I dove in, looking for all the evidence I was legally entitled to view. I have always been skeptical of any type of claims derived from black boxes, whether from commodity futures trading schemes, or economists’ claims of outlandish numbers of jobs being created.

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