Please share with all volunteers and coordinators.
I meant to send this before the recount and obviously did not
hit the send! Everything I was dreading is coming true and more...
I just read the recount reports from 12/15 and the election board
officials and their
employees have made the recounts a SHAM. They call this honest and
transparent? It couldn't be more devious, hidden , and contrived.
Our "observers" were kept at such a distance and also shooed out of ballot
rooms at other times, that I doubt they could vouch and vow that each ballot
truly made it into a +1 count in the appropriate tally.
I say if our observers cannot take an oath of that, then this is an invalid
Clearly, even with their total control of the counting machines, the
board employees could not get
the machines to behave on their first try. The election board personnel were
hell-bent on making the machine counts match the hand-counts- however many
chicanery was needed to make it so! They should only get only 1 try before
is called and a hand-recount is then demanded. And certainly without
any intervention! What cheaters! Please record all of these opportunities
to cook the results.
Here's what I wanted to send 12/12...
Those Ohio rules of recount are rife with opportunities to thwart the intent
of our recount !!!
If we fail and are defrauded during this recount, we will lose all
These are all OPPORTUNITIES for the recount to again be compromised!
These rules have been drawn up to include multiple ways to control the
1. "random" may not be random- unless it's done with raffle-type means where
satisfied that the results will be random by examining the raffle grab-bag.
Don't trust the impartiality of those who choose!!
AN HONEST SELECTION OF TEST BALLOTS WOULD BE:
The ballots in the worst shape or those from the poorest districts or those
using the oldest
shoddiest machinery are the ones that SHOULD BE CHOSEN to verify the
correctness of original counting!
2. Why should our right to hand-count be dependent on a CANNED TEST of the
counting machinery ?
The test may be rigged at worst. At best, it may be carefully controlled to
be the most likely to pass.
And we lose everything we've worked for!! It is most probable that the
"Test the program" will result in an exact count, particularly if the test
sample is chosen to be in best
shape-i.e., no crumpling, clearly-marked ballots, with no stray marks, etc.
They can see to it that the program passes this limited test and thus
deprive us of a hand-count!!
For punch card ballots, the test sample should be from areas where the
machinery was in bad shape.
For optical scans, ballots from those precincts where there were reports of
people being given a
non-scanning ink pen should be used!!!
3. The computer count should happen FIRST followed by the HAND COUNT.
computer tabulation can be made to match the hand-count through any number
of devious means!
4. ANY opening/updates/re-programming/touching of innards or even INVISIBLE
(through network connections-wired or wireless) of the tabulating
invalidates their results!!
Therefore the Ohio rules of themselves invalidate the results!
d) If the totals do not match, check programming and rerun the test
program until the totals match.
Outrageous! The DRE machines have already FAILED numerous tests in the
(Numerous reports of machines picking the wrong candidate,etc.)
Their results everywhere are suspect, regardless of what the canned tests
5. Who guarded the ballots? Do we have the original signed ballot
logs/totals, etc from the election boards
to compare against the total number of ballots in each precinct? And is
someone verifying that the actual ballot
totals match the totals on those original signed election board documents?
You need former election
board officials as experts or Bev Harrison input? If the ballots were not
properly guarded, then anyone can
create overvotes very easily, particularly with the excess wait time that
Blackwell has been able to create.
6. If the "observers" are not allowed to really observe- as in personally
verify that what is marked on each ballot is what is recorded as a vote-
is NO CREDIBILITY in the recount.
ONLY HAND RECOUNTS ARE VERIFIABLE AND AUDITABLE.
AND ONLY IF BALLOTS WERE PROTECTED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THEY WERE CAST.
AND ONLY IF THE OBSERVER CAN PERSONALLY VOW THAT THE COUNT IS CORRECT.
all else is compromised.