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Is there any evidence that voting machines have been rigged or malfunctioned? Yes. Lots of it.And it impacts candidates from all party affiliations - Democrats, Republicans, Greens, Independents, and non-affiliated.
Pandora’s Black Box: Did It Really Count Your Vote? (update from 1996) by Phil O’Halloran, Editor and Investigator behind Relevance Magazine https://electionnightgatekeepers.com/pandoras-black-box-did-it-really-count-your-vote
Noteworthy reports and landmark articles: Also check out books and videos
2006 election: E-Voting Failures in the 2006 Mid-Term Elections A sampling of problems across the nation http://www.votersunite.org/info/E-VotingIn2006Mid-Term.pdf
Here is Lynn Landes's chart on the Florida 2004 election http://www.thelandesreport.com/Florida2004.htm.
Lynn's list (1968-2003)
1968 - Following widely
1970s-1980s Ohio - The Cincinnati Bell-FBI scandal: Leonard Gates, a Cincinnati Bell employee for 23 years, testified that in the late 1970's and 80's, that the FBI assisted telephone companies with hacking into mainframe election computers in cities across the country. See: http://www.thelandesreport.com/Donsanto.htm
1970 Florida - Dade County. This is the election that started the Collier brothers on a decades-long investigation of computer vote-rigging and the major news networks complicity. On election day the networks claimed that the courthouse computer broke down. Before the breakdown candidate Ken Collier had 31% of the vote. 20 minutes later, the network reported that Collier had only 16%. The Colliers claim that election night computer breakdowns, followed by a sharp drop-off in votes for certain candidates, was pattern repeating itself across the country. They later alleged in court that three University of Miami computer professors conspired with election officials and news network officials to rig elections in Florida. "One voting machine was used to accurately project (100% of the time) the entire election involving some 40 races and more than 250 candidates." http://www.votescam.com/frame.html (VoteScam: The Stealing of America)
1970 South Carolina - "In the first election I witnessed in South Carolina (it was 1970, I believe), a voting machine broke down in one of the largest black precincts in Charleston. It was in the middle of the morning rush. There were no replacement machines available, and while a repairman worked on the problem for a couple of hours, several hundred African-Americans eventually left the precinct without getting the chance to vote. I became righteously indignant, as I often was in those days, but my Charleston friends were philosophical. It happens every election, they told me. And so it did. Never the same precinct. Never the same time of day. Never the same problem with the machine. But for many elections afterward, somewhere in Charleston on election day, a voting machine in a black precinct would break down for an hour or two. Once is an accident. Twice is incredibly bad luck. Three times or more is a plan." http://www.safero.org/columns/unwrapped34.html
1972 Florida - Dade County. The election was a repeat of 1970 (see above) although Ken Collier was not a candidate this time. http://www.votescam.com/frame.html (VoteScam: The Stealing of America)
1974 Florida - Dade County. The Collier brothers discover that the Printomatic voting machines contain pre-printed vote tabulations. Thousands of precinct workers walk out in protest, but the news media plays down the story. Both local authorities (Dade County attorney Janet Reno) and the Department of Justice under current election crimes chief, Craig DonSanto, refuse to investigate even though there have long been widespread rumors of rampant election fraud in Dade. http://www.votescam.com/frame.html (VoteScam: The Stealing of America)
1980 Florida - History repeats itself again and again and again. "Undervotes"--the failure of votes to register on a voted ballot--occurred on about 10,000 ballots in Palm Beach County this year, where Vice President Al Gore has strong support. In 1988, in MacKay's four Democratic stronghold counties, there were 210,000 people who voted for president but did not vote in the U.S. Senate race. In a comparable U.S. Senate race in a presidential-election year--1980--in the same four counties, three out of every 100 presidential voters did not vote for senator. http://www.notablesoftware.com/Press/Dugger1.html
1980 West Virginia - Following the general election of November, 1980, three defeated candidates charged gross violations of election laws in Kanawha County, the county in which Charleston is located. According to an article on June 2, 1981 in the Charleston Gazette , Darlene Kay Dotson, an employee in the office of the County Clerk, had stated in a deposition taken for Underwood's suit that the ballots from the election in question had been run through the computer on the day after the election to get "precinct-by-precinct reports." ...Appeals of the dismissal were similarly dismissed, and the U.S. Supreme Court announced on February 24, 1987 its refusal to hear the case. http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingMachines-SaltmanReport.htm
1983-87 Illinois - "Saltman’s 1988 report cited an extensive series of tests of the computer counting systems used in Illinois from 1983-87 which tested tens of thousands of ballots instead of the usual three or four dozen used in most pre-election tests. In the Illinois test series, it was discovered that significant errors in the computers’ basic counting instructions were found in 20% of the tests. In 1988, Michael Harty, the Illinois director of voting systems and standards, pointed out that these gross "tabulation-program errors" would not have been caught by election authorities and lamented to the New Yorker. "At one point, we had tabulation errors in 28% of the systems tested, and nobody cared"." http://www.ecotalk.org/Pandora'sBlackBox.htm / The Illinois State Board of Elections, Division of Voting Systems, under the direction of Michael L. Harty, has undertaken tests of vote-counting computer systems. Between 1983 and 1987, the division conducted 48 tests of the automatic tabulating equipment and computer programs in 41 election jurisdictions. The tests have involved anywhere from 1,000 to 65,000 test ballots. The division found apparent computer program tabulation errors in 11 of the election jurisdictions tested. http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingMachines-SaltmanReport.htm
1984 Maryland - On November 8, two days after the Tuesday, November 6, 1984 general election, and in accordance with the rules of the Maryland State Administrative Board of Election Laws (SABEL), voted punch card ballots from two districts of Carroll County were taken to a neighboring county, Frederick, to be rerun on an independently-managed system. It was clear from these reruns that one of the computers used was in error in determining the outcome of a contest between Wayne Cogswell and incumbent T. Edward Lippy, for Carroll County School Board. Manual counts of the votes on ballots from both Frederick and Carroll Counties showed that the Carroll County computer was the one that was incorrect. The initial but unofficial count, made public on the evening of the election, had incorrectly indicated that Cogswell was the winner. An investigation, undertaken the next day (November 9) by Craig Jester, a county computer program contractor, demonstrated that a wrong utility computer program for reading the ballot cards had been used. According to a July 11, 1985 story by Chris Guy in the Carroll County Times referring to the court-ordered recount, "...defeated candidate Wayne Cogswell had verification that use of an incorrect computer program caused a nearly 13,000-vote mistake in the unofficial totals released election night." http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingMachines-SaltmanReport.htm
1985 Texas - 03/26/1987 The Dallas Morning News The Texas secretary of state's office has decided to assign a computer expert and a lawyer as inspectors for the Dallas city elections on April 4 to check the county's computerized tabulating equipment. A spokesman for the office said Wednesday that the assignments were made after a briefing by the state attorney general's office, which has been investigating allegations of vote fraud in the tabulating system used in the 1985 mayor's race. Dallas County District Attorney John Vance said Monday that the attorney general's office has asked his staff for assistance in the investigation, which centers on the reliability of the vote-counting machines and whether they are vulnerable to fraud through subtle changes in computer programs. http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html also in http://www.ecotalk.org/VotingMachines-SaltmanReport.htm
1986 Georgia 11/07 - Atlanta Journal Constitution Computer troubles have been blamed for ballot discrepancies in a race that state Sen. Donn Peevy (D-Gwinnett) lost by eight votes. Frances Duncan, director of the state Election Division in the secretary of state's office, said Thursday a partial recount showed 400 fewer ballots cast in the Cates D precinct, 70 more ballots cast in the Dacula precinct, and 44 more ballots cast in the Lawrenceville precinct. The recount was started Wednesday night at the request of the Republican victor, former Lawrenceville Mayor Steve Pate, but was halted when the discrepancies appeared, said county Elections Superintendent Lloyd Harris. Harris blamed the problem on the computer used to recount the votes. He said an official from a California computer firm will fly to Georgia on Monday to make necessary program changes, and the recount won't be completed until early next week. http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html
1988 Florida - History repeats itself again and again and again. "Undervotes"--the failure of votes to register on a voted ballot--occurred on about 10,000 ballots in Palm Beach County this year, where Vice President Al Gore has strong support. In 1988, in MacKay's four Democratic stronghold counties, there were 210,000 people who voted for president but did not vote in the U.S. Senate race. In a comparable U.S. Senate race in a presidential-election year--1980--in the same four counties, three out of every 100 presidential voters did not vote for senator; in 1988, 14 of every 100 did not. In the entire state of Florida, excluding the four MacKay counties, fewer than one of 100 presidential voters--25,000--were not recorded as also voting in the Senate race. Three of the MacKay counties in 1988 are among Gore's big four recount counties. MacKay believed "very strongly" that the Senate election was stolen from him. He suspected, as a reason for the vote drop-off, the use, in the questioned counties, of a ballot layout that crowded the Senate race onto the bottom of the same page with the presidential race. The voting electorate for president dropped to 86% for the Senate, then jumped back up to 97% for secretary of state. Suspecting, too, "a problem in the [computerized vote-counting] software," MacKay asked that his campaign be permitted to examine it in five counties, but was refused on grounds that it was the secret property of the election-business companies. "A damned outrage," he said of this. http://www.notablesoftware.com/Press/Dugger1.html MacKay's campaign "late" polls had him ahead by 5-9%, according to Dugger in APR Reporter - Vol. 16, NO. 3
1995 Louisiana - Republican Susan Bernecker, a popular first-time challenger for Jefferson Parish Council went down to defeat by a 33% to 58% margin. "In all of the 54 precincts the percentages were in the same one third / two third range – even in ones that I didn’t get out and pound the pavement". She cites another female candidate in the Orleans Parish who got 33% of the vote in every precinct. After the defeat, her suspicions aroused, Bernecker and a producer friend went down to the warehouse where the Sequoia Pacific computers had been taken after the election. She had her friend videotape her while she pressed the button next to her name on the ballot. To her dismay, the name of her primary opponent registered on a small LED located near the bottom of the machine that most voters apparently do not notice, since, according to a Sequoia Pacific official, it is two feet below the buttons. Bernecker recounts pressing her name again and again on 12 machines and she discovered that her name popped up in the LED only one out of every three times. The machine was far less fickle when her opponent’s button was pressed, counting his name faithfully every time but one, when the third-place candidate’s name appeared. Bernecker, a civic activist and the owner of a fitness and health center, cried foul, along with five other candidates, who all sued the elections commissioner and the city of Baton Rouge. The judge, who, only two days before the hearing, inexplicably replaced the appointed judge (whom Bernecker considered to be fair) threw out the case the same day. http://www.ecotalk.org/Pandora'sBlackBox.htm
1995 Louisiana - ... Republican supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Woody Jenkins ...cried foul in his election ...With only ten minutes left in the count, and losing by a few thousand votes, Jenkins’ opponent suddenly surged ahead with ten thousand votes that came out of the predominantly inner city Orleans parish, which had been noted for low voter turnouts. But, in her local paper it was said to have enjoyed a turnout of 105%! http://www.ecotalk.org/Pandora'sBlackBox.htm
1996 Massachusetts - "One most recent example of a local story with little or no national coverage was the November Democrat Primary race for the Massachusetts’ 10th District seat in the U.S. Congress, where challenger Philip Johnston – who had been declared the winner over entrenched Democrat nominee, William Delahunt – lost the nomination on a bizarre second recount. Johnston told Relevance: "The court looked at some disputed punchcard ballots which had already been declared to be blank and the court declared them to be actual votes." Suspiciously, 756 of the 968disputed punchcard ballots came out of the same community –Weymouth, Mass – suggesting that either "Weymouthenians" are shamefully inferior cardpunchers than their neighbors in the rest of the state, or someone may have tampered with the ballots. The State’s Supreme Judicial Court examined the suspect ballots to determine "voter intent" by detecting "dimples" and other faint markings and somehow ended up awarding 469votes to Delahunt and 177 to Johnston, thereby reversing the latter’s victory." http://www.ecotalk.org/Pandora'sBlackBox.htm
1997 Florida 04/07 The Tampa Tribune - Bob Stamper, a 10-year state attorney investigator, usually works on white-collar crime cases. But his investigation at the supervisor of elections office involves no crime. Rather, the probe is focusing on a ballot count that landed Republican Bruce L. Parker at the top of the heap election night, but later unseated him in favor of Democrat Marlene Duffy Young after a court-ordered hand recount. Todd Urosevich, a vice president of American Information Systems [now ES&S], which made Polk's troubled ballot-counting equipment, already has been interviewed by Stamper, and told Stamper his machines were not responsible for the miscount. http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html
1998 Hawaii - Faulty ES&S machines used in Hawaii's 1998 elections forced that state's first-ever recount. The company paid $250,000 to settle contract disputes and $280,000 to recount the ballots after complaints about poorly trained poll watchers, malfunctioning voting machines and spoiled ballots. Nonetheless, the state and ES&S have been negotiating a new eight-year contract to count ballots in the next four elections, said Dwayne Yoshina, Hawaii's chief election officer. Two other potential bidders dropped out of competition. http://starbulletin.com/2000/06/07/news/story3.html
2000 Florida - History repeats itself again and again and again. "Undervotes"--the failure of votes to register on a voted ballot--occurred on about 10,000 ballots in Palm Beach County this year, where Vice President Al Gore has strong support. In 1988, in MacKay's four Democratic stronghold counties, there were 210,000 people who voted for president but did not vote in the U.S. Senate race. In a comparable U.S. Senate race in a presidential-election year--1980--in the same four counties, three out of every 100 presidential voters did not vote for senator; in 1988, 14 of every 100 did not. In the entire state of Florida, excluding the four MacKay counties, fewer than one of 100 presidential voters--25,000--were not recorded as also voting in the Senate race. Three of the MacKay counties in 1988 are among Gore's big four recount counties. http://www.notablesoftware.com/Press/Dugger1.html
2000 Florida - An entire precinct had been left uncounted. The ballots had been run through the card reader, but the operator had pressed CLEAR instead of SET. (The recount gave Gore +368, Bush +23.) In Deland, Volusia County, a disk glitch caused 16,000 votes to be subtracted from Gore and hundreds added to Bush in the original totals. This was detected when 9,888 votes were noticed for the Socialist Workers Party candidate, and a new disk was created. (The corrected results were Gore 193, Bush 22, Harris 8.) In Pinellas County, election workers were conducting a SECOND recount after the first recount gave Gore more than 400 new votes. Some cards that were thought to have been counted were not.[ Source: Democrats tell of problems at the polls across Florida, The New York Times, November 10, 2000, National Edition, p. A24] http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-9.htm
2000 - Florida - Supervisor
of Elections in Palm Beach County, Florida, who some say single handedly cost
Al Gore the presidency, is back with another debacle. Her office is being sued
by the former Republican mayor of Boca Raton, Emil Danciu, who claims that the
city council election held last March should be re-run due to malfunctions in
the new $14 million dollar computer voting machines LePore bought from Sequoia
Voting Systems Inc.. Rob Ross was the lead attorney
2000 New Jersey 02/18/ THE RECORD, Northern New Jersey About 75 percent of the voting machines in the city of Passaic failed to work when the polls opened on Election Day, forcing an undetermined number of voters to use paper ballots during the morning hours. An independent consultant who later examined the machines concluded the problem was due to sabotage, which has led a Democratic freeholder to refer the matter to the FBI. http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html
2000 New Mexico "The immediate implication of our analysis is that the U.S. can lower the number of lost votes in 2004 by replacing punch cards and lever machines with optical scanning. Punch cards and levers are, in our assessment, dominated technologies. That is, there are voting technologies available today that are superior, from the perspective of lost votes. Scanners consistently perform better than punch cards and levers. We also believe that optical scanning dominates older full-faced, push button DREs, which comprise fully two-thirds of the electronic machines in our analysis. Touchscreens are, in our opinion, still unproven. Some counties, like Riverside, California, have had good experiences; other counties like Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and many counties in New Mexico had very high residual vote rates (over five percent in 2000)."
2000 Pennsylvania 11/14 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette City Councilwoman Valerie McDonald yesterday called for an investigation of voting machine irregularities at polling places in Lincoln-Lemington, Homewood and the East Hills last week, saying machines in the city's 12th and 13th wards and other predominantly black neighborhoods were malfunctioning for much of Election Day. McDonald said both machines at a Lincoln-Lemington polling place were out of service for the first three hours, driving away 50 voters. Several machines were in and out of service at 13th Ward polling places in Homewood and East Hills, smoking and spitting out jammed and crumpled paper and leaving poll workers to wait hours for repair by Allegheny County elections division workers. Workers in the polling places "strongly felt that the machines were intentionally programmed incorrectly ... and were sabotaged," http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html
2000 Pennsylvania - "The immediate implication of our analysis is that the U.S. can lower the number of lost votes in 2004 by replacing punch cards and lever machines with optical scanning. Punch cards and levers are, in our assessment, dominated technologies. That is, there are voting technologies available today that are superior, from the perspective of lost votes. Scanners consistently perform better than punch cards and levers. We also believe that optical scanning dominates older full-faced, push button DREs, which comprise fully two-thirds of the electronic machines in our analysis. Touchscreens are, in our opinion, still unproven. Some counties, like Riverside, California, have had good experiences; other counties like Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and many counties in New Mexico had very high residual vote rates (over five percent in 2000)." http://web.mit.edu/voting/MS%20Word%20Report%20for%20Visually%20Impaired%20Users.doc
2000 Venezuela - Associated Press (AP) reporter Jessica Fargen wrote in June 2000, "ES&S has felt the most fallout from its problems in Venezuela, where that nation's highest court suspended the May 28 elections because of technical glitches in the cards used to tabulate votes. Dozens of protesters have chanted "Gringos get out!" at ES&S technicians working in Venezuela's election offices. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas has protested the treatment by secret police of ES&S personnel, including alleged verbal and physical abuse and threats. Venezuela sent an air force jet to Omaha to fetch computers and experts in a last-ditch effort to fix the problem before the delay was ordered. Venezuela's president and the head of the nation's election board accused ES&S of trying to destabilize the country's electoral process." http://starbulletin.com/2000/06/07/news/story3.html
2001California - "...the manufacturers of Riverside's system, Sequoia Voting Systems Inc., based in Hayward, Calif., insist that their machines, which are plugged into the wall and not hooked up to a central network open to hackers, are thoroughly reliable, accurate and secure. There were glitches in November. The tabulating machines shut down shortly after 11 p.m. with 10 percent of the ballotsbecause the system did not have a large enough . Although that was an embarrassment — delegations from as far away as Japan were observing that countywide debut — Sequoia officials said the solution was a simple matter of adjusting the software." http://www.kioskcom.com/articles_detail.php?ident=308
2001 Texas 11/19 Houston Chronicle "We have a problem where voters are being turned away from polls even though they have the proper identification," said Joe Householder, spokesman for the Brown campaign. "A potential reason may be that computers were down, but that is not an excuse. The law is pretty clear on this." A computer problem cut off access to the county's voter registration database for about one hour after polls opened Saturday afternoon, said Tony Sirvello, administrator of elections for the Harris County Clerk's Office. ...the problem affected four polling sites: the Fiesta Mart on Kirby, the Spring Branch Community Center, Kashmere Multi-Service Center and the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
2002 Alabama - No one at ES&S can explain the mystery votes that changed after polling places had closed, flipping the election from the Democratic winner to a Republican in the Alabama Governor's race. "Something happened. I don't have enough intelligence to say exactly what," said Mark Kelley, of Election Systems & Software. Baldwin County results showed that Democrat Don Siegelman earned enough votes to win the state of Alabama. All the observers went home. The next morning, however, 6,300 of Siegelman's votes inexplicably disappeared, and the election was handed to Republican Bob Riley. A recount was requested, but denied. The "glitch" is still being examined. (By a citizens group?) No. (By a judge?) No. (By an independent computer expert?) No. (By someone who works for ES&S?) Yes. http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=12 / http://democrats.com/search.cfm?term=stolen%20election
2002 California - California machines that can't add: The problem in Monterey, California was that the department's mainframe computers refused to add the results of early absentee votes and those cast on touch-screen computers prior to Election Day. "We didn't have any problems whatsoever during our pre-election tests," said the elections official. http://www.blackboxvoting.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=12
2002 California - 103,000 votes lost by computers in Broward County. In California, all the "Yes" votes registered as "No." http://www.talion.com/vote-rigging.html
2002 California 02/11/ - The San Francisco Chronicle Jones' investigation raised the specter of massive inaccuracies in the November 2000 vote count -- enough to put in question the election of some members of the Board of Supervisors...For instance, in precinct 3213 on Russian Hill, the city reported counting 328 ballots and 327 signatures were in the roster. But when state investigators opened the box for that precinct that city officials pulled from storage, they found only 170 ballots. In one precinct, the major discrepancies found by Jones seem to have existed on election night as well. In polling place 2214 in the Western Addition, the city counted 416 ballots, but there were only 362 signatures in the roster, and the secretary of state found only 357 paper ballots. http://www.talion.com/election-machines.html
2002 Georgia - "Technical problems characterized as minor were reported in three of Georgia's 159 counties, with twofailing in one. One machine locked up and crashed as Mary Perdue, the wife of Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Sonny Perdue, was casting her ballot." http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2002-11-05-voting-technology_x.htm
, computer results from a commission primary had challenger Roy Jennings defeating incumbent Jerry Mayo by 22 votes.
The hand recount, completed Tuesday, revealed Mayo as the winner — and by a landslide, 540 votes to 175.
one ward, which Mayo carried 242-78, the computer had mistakenly the totals. And the absentee voting, which originally showed a 47-44 edge for Jennings, a hand count found Mayo winning 72-19.
"I'm sorry everyone had to go through that, but glad to see the will of the voters carried through," Mayo said.
Jennings, whose attorneys walked out of Tuesday's panel hearing, said he had reservations about the recount.
"The ballots and counting machine and program chip were open to anyone with access to the ( ) clerk's office, mostly active opponents to my campaign," Jennings said.
And Great Bend, a fossil hunter who sought a seat the state Legislature is seeking a special , alleging problems with a machine that scans ballots opened the door for possible tampering.
Alan Detrich lost his GOP primary bid for the 112th District seat to the incumbent, Rep. John Edmonds of Great Bend, by a margin of 2 to 1.
Detrich, also of Great Bend, wrote to Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh on Monday with concerns about how ballots were handled on night.
"I have no evidence that any ballots were tampered with, but the fact that the ballot boxes were outside Barton for approximately five hours two separate vehicles with unknown occupants raises serious questions," Detrich wrote.
2002 Texas - In Comal County Texas, the uncanny coincidence of three winning Republican candidates in a row tallying up exactly 18,181 votes each was called weird, but apparently no one thought it was weird enough to audit. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/110802_sn_number.html
2002 Texas - A Republican landslide turned into a Democratic landslide when election officials in Scurry County, Texas did a hand count. http://www.talion.com/vote-rigging.html / http://www.voxfux.com/articles(closed)/00000050.htm Nov. 7,, 3:08PM Chip glitch hands victory to wrong candidate Associated Press ABILENE - A error reversed the outcomes in two commissioner races
Texas - 05/08/2002
By ED HOUSEWRIGHT
2002 Texas - May. 07,
By MITCH MITCHELL
2003 Canada - "In January 2003, during Canada's New Democratic
Party leadership convention, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported,
“Earl Hurd of Election.com said he believes someone used a "denial of service"
program to disrupt the voting – paralyzing the central computer by bombarding
it with a stream of data”…service was restored, then… "Toronto city councilor
Jack Layton's victory on the first ballot surprised many, who had expected a
second or even third round of voting before a leader was chosen from the pack
of six candidates."
http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/01/25/ndp_delay030125 Editor's note:
For election security experts, a strong and growing
suspicion is that computer glitches or disruptions are actually vote rigging.
A surprise election result should raise a red flag.
2003 Special Report - Dan Spillane, a voting machine test engineer, has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, DRE touch-screen voting machine manufacturer VoteHere. Spillane's lawsuit charges wrongful and retaliatory termination; he contends he was removed so that he could not blow the whistle to certification labs and pass critical information to the US General Accounting Office. He says he has evidence which shows voting systems are certified despite known flaws, demonstrating a weakness in both the NASED and the ITA system for certifying machines. http://www.blackboxvoting.com/votehere-lawsuit-1.html
Editor's note: This is a work-in-progress. Readers are encouraged to send any reports of machine errors, but please send documentation. Some of these reports listed below need more documentation.