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Conyers Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud Coverage/Portland Indy

There is such a volume of data being presented here that I am able only to take frantic notes. I will have a more complete report later tonight. This is historic. - whatreallyhappened.com //// Portland Indy also gets a link back from truthout.
Summary included to give you an alternate location for more info tonight. Extra links below.

Below taken from truthout: (please see link at bottom for updated info from today 12/8/04)

20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebold

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 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. Republican Senator Chuck 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 Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. 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 machine 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 senior managers 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, Diebold's Senior Vice-President and senior programmer on Diebold's central compiler code, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree.
 http://www.chuckherrin.com/HackthevoteFAQ.htm#how
 http://www.blackboxvoting.org/bbv_chapter-8.pdf

14. Diebold Senior Vice-President 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://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/

MORE:

 http://www.truthout.org/cblog.shtml
 http://www.votefraudnews.com
 http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_vote_fraud.html
 http://www.linkcrusader.com/ (lots of links in one place)
Excellent way... 08.Dec.2004 12:02

Tony Blair's dog

of listing the damning evidence against
the Bush administration vote fraud.

A definite bookmark.

A SPARK ! 08.Dec.2004 12:24

noid

this was powerful!! i hope many will see it.

CONTINUED.... 08.Dec.2004 14:21

noid

this hearing was only covered on c-span , it may be repeated later today and i am going to try to get it on tape.
it is outrageous that it wasn't on several media sources , but that is probably due to the fact that it is dangerous to the status quo.
i think that it could be the spark that ignites real upheaval in this country
if the energy that was present in that room is fanned into a blaze !!!

CONTINUED.... 08.Dec.2004 14:22

noid

this hearing was only covered on c-span , it may be repeated later today and i am going to try to get it on tape.
it is outrageous that it wasn't on several media sources , but that is probably due to the fact that it is dangerous to the status quo.
i think that it could be the spark that ignites real upheaval in this country
if the energy that was present in that room is fanned into a blaze !!!