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Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's easy to steal an election

A third of the voters this year will vote on 100 percent unverifiable touch screen voting systems.
  • And you thought your vote mattered.
  • There needs to be true election reform.  No more massive absentee ballot voting for non-military, no computer screens, and no voting a month before an election.  In person paper ballot voting only with a free state provided ID card.

The US prides itself on a free and fair election system. It’s the main hallmark of democracy. But stealing an election in America is easier than 1,2,3.

The U.S. – a beacon of democracy, and an example to be followed by the rest of the world. One big source of pride is its' fundamental concept of free and fair elections.

“If you were to hand your vote to a man in a magician's suit who then went behind a curtain and came out having first shredded the ballots, to tell you who won – would you trust that process?” said the co-founder and director of the Election Defense Alliance Jonathan, Simon.

Stealing a U.S. election? Nothing's easier! 

“In the states where all they have is electronic voting – it could be a real problem. If you don't have some kind of back up source to verify the vote count – it could be a problem,”said Jeanne Mirer of the National Lawyers Guild.

Brad Friedman is an independent award-winning blogger who has covered the U.S. election system for years. Speaking to RT, he said the problem is actually a pandemic, and change is long overdue.

“Every single state in the union uses electronic voting. A third of the voters this year will vote on 100 percent unverifiable touch screen voting systems. The rest of the country, by and large, will vote on paper ballots, but those paper ballots are also counted by electronic systems. Unless you can see inside a computer, there is no way to know if those computers have tallied those ballots correctly,” said Friedman.

“I go to an ATM, and there is a Diebold machine, I get a confirmation slip – and I go around the corner to vote – and there is no record,” said author, social critic and political activist Naomi Wolf.

(RT.com - USA - News)

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
Joseph Stalin

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