November 29, 2004

Press Kit From San Francisco Demonstrators

The following news items are included in a press kit presented to the media this morning at 11:00 am in a demonstration at KGO TV, 900 Front St. San Francisco.

The demonstration is to protest the corporate newsmedia blackout on widespread reports of felony election fraud and voter suppression.

Following the KGO demonstration, we will march to the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer, at 1700 Montgomery St. San Francisco.

Delegates among us will urge Sen. Boxer to publicly recounts in Ohio and other states, the GAO electoral investigation, and ultimately,

to stand with members of the House of Representatives in challenging the Electoral College votes resulting from this mockery of an election.

We Do Not Concede.


A News Media Reader on the Stolen Election

“The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which all other rights are protected.

To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery...” Thomas Paine

“He who casts the vote decides nothing. He who counts the vote decides everything.”


“How We Lost The Vote - How To Get It Back”

by Lynn Landes

This critical survey of electronic voting reports: “There is no federal agency that has regulatory authority over the elections industry. There are no restrictions on who can own or operate a voting systems company. There are no mandatory federal standards for voting technology, and no federal certification of that technology. Meanwhile, the states are relying on guidelines and a certification process that are essentially controlled by the industry. The free-market is in control of our elections and the result is that the process has been privatized and our votes are up for grabs.”

How the Grinch Stole the White House . . . Again

Alan Waldman

Online Journal, November 20, 2004

A wide-ranging overview of red-flag voting machine abnormalities and voter suppression reports from Florida, Ohio, and across the nation, election recounts and lawsuits, and background on blackbox corporate lineage, HAVA legislation, and voting machine hacking vulnerabilities.

Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The November 2 Exit Poll Scam

by Michael Keefer

Reveals collusion between National Election Pool and TV networks in late-night falsifying of original exit poll numbers to cover up the late, sudden, and statistically impossible “red shift” surge of tallied votes that reversed Kerry’s lead and swung the election to Bush.

Statistical Studies Indicating Vote Fraud

The Freeman study found voting tallies deviating from exit polls in Bush’s favor across 11 states, with most pronounced “red shift” in battleground states without paper audit trails

Jonathan Simon examined exit poll anomalies defying probability across all states, noting that in 12 swing states the average shift to Bush was 5%, twice the rate of exit poll disparity in noncritical states.

The Dopp study of Florida vote patterns found the Bush vote skewed an average +128% above the statistically expected count and the Kerry vote depressed -21% throughout the state among counties using optical scan voting machines. Also see Dopp’s responses to her critics, here:

Other researchers quickly addressed the Florida optical scan data, with provocative results such as: and

An excellent site with multiple graphs and detailed, hyperlinked incident reports from 13 states is:

None Dare Call It Voter Suppression and Fraud

Bob Fitrakis, Nov. 7, 2004

Reporting from Ohio, detailing how Republican election officials suppressed untold thousands of urban Democratic votes, through contrived voting machine shortages, provisional ballot challenges, switching of poll locations, late mailing and rejection of absentee ballots, and other systematic violations of the Voting Rights Act.

Home of the election fraud whistleblower organization, currently filing the largest FOIA request in history to audit the logs and tapes of 3000 voting precincts. See the Breaking News section for a listing of current BBV investigations, including the Volusia County FL raid that caught election officials destroying original voter tapes and substituting forgeries.

How to Hack the Vote: the Short Version

Chuck Herrin, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, CEH

Computer security expert demonstrates how ridiculously easy it is to hack the vote on a Diebold central tabulator. Herrin provides downloadable Diebold GEMS software and a step-by-step screenshot tutorial showing how anyone with a Windows computer and elemental knowledge of a simple spreadsheet can redo the numbers for an entire county in one undetectable maneuver.

The Sole Exception to the TV News Election Blackout

Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, has been on this story from the beginning. Roll back in his online blog Countdown to get the full history since Nov. 2.

How to Do Your Own Elections Investigation

The website provides a powerful tool for researching voting technologies and procedures in effect in every precinct in the U.S. Click on a state or a county and find out what kinds of voting machines and tabulators are used there, whether early, absentee or other special voting procedures are available, and whether a verifiable audit trail is required. Story hint: Sequoia Systems.

Votergate 2004: We Don’t Need Paper to Prove Fraud

by Sheldon Drobny, CPA, auditor, venture capitalist and co-founder of Air America Radio

As an auditor experienced in uncovering complex financial corruption, Drobny says “statisticians can show with great credibility the probability of manipulation within the computer programs used for counting the ballots. They do this kind of work all the time to uncover fraud based upon computer manipulation in commercial and corporate activities. And these types of expert analyses are admissible in a court of law.” Drobny proposes a large-scale, rapid and well-funded auditing campaign to demonstrate the fraud behind the 2004 election.

Best Resource Collections on the Fraudulent Election

Extensive collections of electoral data analyses, recount and litigation updates, news and commentary online and in print: (scroll down to “Best Evidence”, “Commentaries,” and daily feeds)

Dan Ashby
SF Bay Area Field Organizer


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