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Germany bans electronic voting machines. CIA expert: Electronic voting not secure.

Germany has joined 11 U.S. states, the Netherlands, and other countries which have banned electronic voting of one form or another. Dozens of professors and hundreds of computer experts around the country have shown that electronic voting machines can easily be manipulated and elections results changed. Meanwhile, people actually think there are elections in the USA. There aren't elections because rarely is there remaining proof that an election occurred at all on election day.

CIA cybersecurity expert [Steve] Stigall told the Election Assistance Commission ... that computerized electoral systems can be manipulated at five stages,....CRITICIZED throwing money at vote machine companies without requiring any performance standards! The U.S. is just a large mafia family, that convinces people by analogy that their democratic government is the same as the fictions they see on TV dramas. Not on your life folks: Obama just raised the military spending even more than Bush--26% more--more than Bush ever dared. You're a willing dupe to believe in the USA political elite system anymore.
CIA expert: Electronic voting not secure. Germany bans electronic voting machines.
April 2, 6:47 PM

Electronic voting machines: A danger to democracy? (AP)

A CIA expert in electronic voting machines officially declared last month that they are not secure. Just this month, Germany has joined 11 U.S. states, the Netherlands, and other countries which have banned electronic voting of one form or another. Dozens of professors and hundreds of computer experts around the country have shown that electronic voting machines can easily be manipulated and elections results changed.

How is it that electronic voting machines were approved in the first place?

A 2004 MSNBC/Associated Press article started with this quote, "The three companies that certify the nation's voting technologies operate in secrecy, and refuse to discuss flaws in the ATM-like machines to be used by nearly one in three voters in November."

A 2006 Washington Post article was titled "A Single Person Could Swing an Election," yet these machines are still widely used across the U.S.

How can we allow this clear threat to this basic foundation of democracy to continue?

Below are key excerpts of an article on these revelations in the Miami Herald, one of the few newspapers to publish this story.

CIA cybersecurity expert [Steve] Stigall told the Election Assistance Commission ... that computerized electoral systems can be manipulated at five stages, from altering voter registration lists to posting results. Stigall summarized what he described as attempts to use computers to undermine democratic elections in developing nations. His remarks have received no news media attention until now. The commission has been criticized for giving states more than $1 billion to buy electronic equipment without first setting performance standards.

Numerous computer-security experts have concluded that U.S. systems can be hacked, and allegations of tampering in Ohio, Florida and other swing states have triggered a campaign to require all voting machines to produce paper audit trails. Stigall, who has studied electronic systems in about three dozen countries, said most countries' machines produced paper receipts that voters then dropped into boxes. However, even that doesn't prevent corruption, he said. Eleven U.S. states have banned or limited wireless capability in voting equipment.



Germany just this month banned computerized voting. Yet what's important is why they did this. Newspapers gave the impression that Germany banned e-voting due to "security issues" or bugs. Yet in fact, the ban was based on human rights violations. For more on this important development, click here. The Netherlands also banned electronic voting computers last year.

Isn't it time for the U.S. to ban voting systems than can be easily manipulated, too? The box immediately below provides several ideas on what you can do to make a difference on this issue so vital to our democracy. We also invite you to comment below and let us know what you think. Do you think the U.S. should ban electronic voting machines?


What you can do:

* To find and contact your political and media representatives, click here. Urge them to ban all electronic voting machines unless they are guaranteed to be safe and the access codes to the machines are controlled by the government and not private industry.
* Read a powerful, two-page summary of major media articles leaving no doubt as to the major dangers associated with electronic voting machines at this link.
* Read concise summaries of revealing major media reports which raise serious questions on the reliability of electronic voting machines available here.
* Visit our Elections Information Center at www.WantToKnow.info/electionsinformation
* Pass this news on to your friends and colleagues so that we can fill the role at which the media is failing.

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related, from last week, this can be occurring in all of the USA:

25.Mar.2009 13:26
Whole KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT County Election Officials Arrested, working together on vote fraud: E-Vote Fraud, Insecure Votes
author: repost, get some more coverage for the bradblog

KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines' --- Circuit court judge, county clerk, and election officials among eight indicted for gaming elections in 2002, 2004, 2006 --- Used popular, unverifiable ES&S touch-screens to flip votes... --- Both Democrats and Republicans were WORKING TOGETHER: From court indictment: "It was part of the conspiracy that WW serve as the Democrat election judge in the Manchester Precinct. It was further part of the conspiracy that CW serve as the Republican election judge in the Manchester Precinct."... --- "...fraud could not have been accomplished without the conspiracy carried out with...the polling place... [both parties working together to conspire to rig vote and stop challenges from each other, bribes passed]" --- Total electioneering, total virtual democracy, both Democrats/Republicans handshaking over vote fraud, total lies, total racketeering; if this is just one county, it's going on everywhere--because they taught techniques and made money for vote fraud lessons! Look for these patterns from the indictments. --- "The Kentucky officials arrested and indicted today, "including the circuit court judge, the county clerk, and election officers" of Clay County, have been charged with "chang[ing] votes at the voting machine" and showing others how to do it!" --- running a vote fraud school. --- American commercialism at its finest, American democracy at its most honest: admitting it's all a fraud, a Democrat and Republican TEAM of vote fraud. "...accomplished by taking advantage of a "feature" on all DRE (usually touch-screen) voting systems" and "ES&S is largest distributor of voting systems in America and its iVotronic system...is well-documented to have lost and flipped votes..." --- "in use in 419 jurisdictions in 18 states..."
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/03/388570.shtml