Monday, August 28, 2006

A programmer's confession

Clinton Eugene Curtis was hired to create a hidden vote-rigging program in the Florida 2000 election. This testimony means extremely hot water for Tom Feeney (R-Florida), who hired him to do it, and implies hot water for all those elections (like the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004) that Greg Palast has been jumping up and down about. He testifies that if the vote is off of the exit poll in any significant measure, the election is probably rigged, since the vote could be flipped, say, 51 to 49 percent. The company he worked for, Yang, had a spy in their midst who was convicted of attempt to sell secrets to China, but got only a fine and no time, apparently. Curtis decided to testify because of this.

Check out the video on the link above, and then think about this: we had an election here in Alaska in 2004 in which the exit polls did not match the results. Don't use those touch screen voting machines. In fact, since absentee ballots are on paper, it might be better to use those.

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