Shannon Williford 
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Re: “GOP 1, TVCA 0

If you care, contact your legislators now!
Otherwise, you'll not know if your vote is cast fairly in the 2010 election. It might be lost or flipped due to machine malfunction or "glitch," or it might be lost because the company that makes the machine programs it to give a certain election winner. It seems the companies that make voting equipment line up on one side of American elections. The corporate side.
Tennessee will be a show-nuff fascist state if we vote on the computers again. Repub governor and legislature will ram a knew TN Congressional district map thru, taking away all but 1 or 2 Dem seats in Washington...
Come on people!

Posted by Shannon Williford on 11/13/2009 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Enforce the TVCA!

Again, as I posted last week, below is information on actual election problems in Memphis using the current equipment. It comes from Black Box Voting.
Jeff's arguments are vapid. He says Shelby has not had problems? Hah. See below. We're not talking of a few dead voters (wrong, but small in number), we're talking about the current machines which can be accidently or purposefully made to change hundreds or even thousands of votes. And the very physicallity of paper makes it more difficult to vote illegally. There's a real ballot to be hidden or destroyed or replaced, not merely a vapor trail in a computer that cannot be physically examined at all!
And nobody is making it a Repub vs. Dem problem except the Repubs, who want to undermine the law as it was passed nearly unanimously. I'm a conservative that votes the person not the party. I just want to know my vote is counted.
A backup machine is, of course NOT needed when we use PAPER BALLOTS. The lack of a scanner machine - should it go out, though, unlike the current faulty computer machines, they rarely do - will not slow down the voting process one bit. Voters can mark ballots and drop them into a ballot box. Canada can hand-count a whole national election in 4 hours; yet Memphis needs a backup machine to count paper ballots in every precinct? I think not.


This from Black Box Voting:

Memphis: Candidates in Memphis asked Black Box Voting for help securing public records from the Aug. 3, 2006 election. Black Box Voting recommended getting a copy of the Diebold GEMS database, along with the Windows event log. What we found shocked us: The sheer number of legal and security violations in the event log were horrifying, and it also showed that Shelby County — or someone — was accessing the file during the middle of a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting this.

- A remote access program called PC Anywhere was found resident in the system

- Evidence of insertion of an encrypted Lexar Jump Drive was present

- Evidence of attempts to alter or write HTML files (used to report results) was present

- Apparently without a firewall, the GEMS system was opened up to the County Network

- A prohibited program, Microsoft Access, which makes editing the election chimpanzee-easy, was installed on the system AND USED shortly after the election.

To read more about Memphis, click here: http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1


Shannon Williford
Nashville

Posted by Shannon Williford on 11/05/2009 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Enforce the TVCA!

"Jeff," above, makes no sense. He continues the tactic of trying to repeat lies so many times that they are accepted as truth.

Shannon Williford

Posted by Shannon Williford on 11/05/2009 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Rethink the VCA

This from Black Box Voting:

Memphis: Candidates in Memphis asked Black Box Voting for help securing public records from the Aug. 3, 2006 election. Black Box Voting recommended getting a copy of the Diebold GEMS database, along with the Windows event log. What we found shocked us: The sheer number of legal and security violations in the event log were horrifying, and it also showed that Shelby County — or someone — was accessing the file during the middle of a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting this.

- A remote access program called PC Anywhere was found resident in the system

- Evidence of insertion of an encrypted Lexar Jump Drive was present

- Evidence of attempts to alter or write HTML files (used to report results) was present

- Apparently without a firewall, the GEMS system was opened up to the County Network

- A prohibited program, Microsoft Access, which makes editing the election chimpanzee-easy, was installed on the system AND USED shortly after the election.

To read more about Memphis, click here: http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1…

No, Mr. Republican happy-talk man, there have never been any problems in Memphis!

Shannon Williford
Nashville

Posted by Shannon Williford on 11/01/2009 at 11:13 AM
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