Black People : 20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Did you know...

    1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.

    http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/
    042804landes.html>http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebold>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebo

    2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.

    http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0916-04.htm
    http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

    3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

    http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html
    http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

    4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml
    http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886

    5. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

    http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/2004/03/03_200.html
    http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/031004Fitrakis/031004fitrakis.html

    6. Senator Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.

    http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php name=News&file=article&sid=26
    http://www.hillnews.com/news/012903/hagel.aspx
    http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000896.php

    7. Senator Hagel was on a short list of Bush's vice-presidential candidates.

    http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_28/b3689130.htm
    http://theindependent.com/stories/052700/new_hagel27.html

    8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes.

    http://www.essvote.com/HTML/about/about.html
    http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html

    9. Diebold's new touch-screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machines is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

    http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
    http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2987/041020evotestates/pfindex.html

    10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

    http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0225-05.htm
    http://www.diebold.com/solutions/default.htm

    11. Diebold is based in Ohio.

    http://www.diebold.com/aboutus/ataglance/default.htm

    12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as consultants and developers to help write the central compiler computer-code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.

    http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,61640,00.html
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/301469.shtml

    13. Jeff Dean was Senior Vice-President of Global Election Systems when it was bought by Diebold. Even though he had been convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree, Jeff Dean was retained as a consultant by Diebold, and was largely responsible for programming the optical scanning software now used in most of the U.S.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00191.htm
    http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf

    14. Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection over a period of 2 years.

    http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf

    15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.

    http://www.globalexchange.org/update/press/2638.html
    http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/10/26/loc_elexoh.html

    16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it! (See the movie here: http://www.bbvdocs.org/videos/baxterVPR.mov.)

    http://wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,63298,00.html
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4874190

    17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch-screen voting machines with no paper trail.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml

    18. All, not some, but all the voting-machine errors detected and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.

    http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65757,00.html
    http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/
    ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
    http://www.rise4news.net/extravotes.html
    http://www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?
    op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=950
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm

    19. The governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush, is the President's brother.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/local/7628725.htm
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10544-2004Oct29.html

    20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida - again always favoring Bush - have been mathematically demonstrated, and experts are recommending further investigation.

    http://www.yuricareport.com/ElectionAftermath04/
    ThreeResearchStudiesBushIsOut.htm
    http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/
    0,10801,97614,00.html
    http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/tens_of_thousands.html
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1106-30.htm
    http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/110904.html
    http://uscountvotes.org/

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  2. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And this is shocking to you because?
     
  3. Aqil

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    Shocking to me??? Of course not. "Amazed" is the word used by the author, and I was unaware of 18 of the 20 amazing facts about voting in this country...
     
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    Actually these are facts that every black person, church and organization needs knowledge of. It needs to be posted. It needs to be socially exposed. It needs to be shouted from the roof tops at every so called black election as a means of ripping down the illusion of "how much your vote counts", providing that they DECIDE TO COUNT THEM!

    GREAT INFORMATION !!
     
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    Need to add Fact 21 - Blacks have sat by and LET this continue unchecked.

    Congressmen Conyers HAS been shouting this from the rooftops since 04 election.

    But BLACK folks were put in charge of this Federal Election Commission after the '00 election and with all due respect to the sister who was running it - they didn't do a DA!MN thang! I watched some of their sessions on C-span - she was in there laughing and joking half the time while they were talking about all these issues with the paper trails and diebold. That commission was lead by black folk and didn't effect ANY change and didn't communicate the well-known scams to the black public.

    It's not some mythical "They" - it is a group of corporate-backed politicians and businessmen who have a very real agenda and a PLAN to achieve it....disenfranchisement is part of the plan and I agree brother Keita - we better get serious about this real quick.
     
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    Correction it wasn't the federal election commisssion it was a national commission on election reform - mary francis berry was the sister running it.

    The more I look at it the strategy is to set up a whole bunch of commissions and let them spend of bunch of time making recommendations but then keep on business as usual.

    Honestly it spells the beginning of the end for America if it allows this thuggery to continue - it will become no different from any other rogue nation completely controlled by a handful of wealthy interests.
     
  7. Aisha

    Aisha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Aquil,
    You are the bomb! not only did you post the info you back up every statement. I am passing this along. Thank You :bowdown:
     
  8. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You're quite welcome, Aisha...
     
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