Re: OT Schwarzenegger Attempting To Rig California Voting Machines
- From: dxAce <dxAce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 20:54:54 -0500
> - permission to reprint, with link to http://blackboxvoting.org -
> UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE "HACK" TESTING
> Letter faxed and mailed Dec. 9, 2005
> To: California Secretary of State, Bruce McDannold, cc: Bruce
> From: John S. Baker, Atty at Law, Dorsey & Whitney So. Cal. Office
> ?I represent Black Box Voting, Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit
> corporation. On June 16, 2005, Black Box Voting sent a request to
> examine the Diebold Election Systems component: the programmed
> ?electronic ballad box? memory cards used in optical scan and touch
> screen voting systems (?Component?). This request was made pursuant
> to California Elections Code Section 19202 (?19202 Request?), which
> ANY PERSON OR CORPORATION OWNING OR BEING INTERESTED IN ANY
> VOTING SYSTEM OR PART OF A VOTING SYSTEM MAY APPLY TO THE
> SECRETARY OF STATE TO EXAMINE IT AND REPORT ON ITS ACCURACY
> AND EFFICIENCY TO FULFILL TIS PURPOSE. THE SECRETARY OF STATE
> SHALL COMPLETE HIS EXAMINATION WITHOUT UNDUE DELAY.
> ?In the 19202 Request, Black Box Voting asked that the Component be
> evaluated for five possible flaws with respect to: the latest optical
> systems (firm wear 1.96.4); the paperless touch screen, as used in
> County on November 2, 2004; the new TSx system proposed for
> and any older optical scan model still in use in California. A copy
> of the 19202
> Request is attached for your convenience.
> ?Even though Section 19202 requires the Secretary of State to complete
> or her examination without ?undue delay?, Black Box Voting did not
> a response to its Request until Saturday, November 19, 2005. In that
> response, you indicated that the Secretary of State would afford Black
> Voting an opportunity to demonstrate the vulnerabilities with the
> AccuVote-Os, based on the exploits outlined in the Hursti report. You
> stated that Diebold agreed to make their equipment and their staff
> for such tests on November 30, 2005, at the California Secretary of
> office, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento. In connection with your
> you attached a document that provided the ?actual protocol and
> (?Protocols?) for the proposed test.
> ?Unfortunately, the Protocols, which were written by Diebold, were
> seriously flawed, because they contemplated testing equipment that
> was specifically hand-picked by Diebold, rather than randomly sampling
> voting machines that were currently in existence and being utilized.
> proposed test system (Optical Scan terminal 1.96.6) was of a type that
> not been certified or used in California and was not an item requested
> examination in my client?s 19202 request. However, my clients would
> willing to evaluate this item, but only in addition to the requested
> items. The
> test also contemplated that Diebold would control all of the
> despite the fact that it had a vested interest in the outcome of the
> test and
> would stand to lose millions of dollars if the test showed flaws in
> the voting
> systems created by Diebold. My clients have other concerns with the
> test protocols; for example the time limits were listed as ?required?
> but were
> left blank. We can discuss these issues once a proper dialog on these
> is established. A copy of your response and the Protocols are
> attached as
> Exhibit 2.
> ?On November 22, 2005, less than two business days after you sent your
> response, you sent an e-mail at 5:11 p.m. stating that if Black Box
> would like to participate in the test it would have to respond by
> 10:00 a.m.
> the following morning. You also said that the time of the test would
> be moved
> from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A true and correct copy of your November
> 22, 2005
> response is attached as Exhibit 3.
> ?Less than three hours after receiving your November 22 e-mail, Black
> Voting responded by suggesting that the Protocols be changed by
> machines from certain County election offices which have not shown a
> for Diebold. Unfortunately, you have never responded to this
> or permitted the inspection, despite Black Box Voting?s reasonable
> request under
> California Election Code Section 19202. As such, the Secretary of
> State has
> clearly violated Section 19202.
> ?Accordingly, please contact me upon receipt of this letter as to
> the Secretary of State will allow Black Box Voting?s 19202 Inspection
> if so, which Protocols he is agreeable to. If we do not receive a
> to this letter by December 16, 2005, Black Box Voting will be forced
> to pursue
> other available legal remedies.?
> # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #
> END OF ATTORNEY LETTER
> # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #
> From Black Box Voting:
> AT ISSUE
> Procedures to be negotiated include:
> 1) The secrecy provisions written by Diebold -- Black Box Voting takes
> position that all facets of the test should be open to the public and
> to the media
> 2) Access and time limits -- Diebold wrote that a time limit would be
> set but
> did not specify whether it would be 30 seconds or two weeks. Diebold
> a "blank" after the time limit item
> Diebold involvement in writing procedures sent to Black Box Voting by
> Secretary of state:
> The California Secretary of State provided written testing procedures
> Black Box Voting in the form of a Word Document.
> A review of the "properties" feature on this electronic document
> reveals that
> it was written by Steve Pelletier of Diebold Election Systems, then
> sent to
> Black Box Voting from the Secretary of State's office as the Secretary
> of State's
> proposed testing protocols.
> It is the position of Black Box Voting that the vendor should not be
> involved in
> nor control the testing of this system.
> * * * END * * *Black Box Voting
Hey, dumbfuck, just how do you get "Schwarzenegger Attempting To Rig California
Voting Machines" out of that?
Go take your meds, dumbass 'tard boy.
LMFAO at the stem.
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