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Vote Fraud Found
in Volusia, Florida, 17th Nov 2004
by Bev Harris,

Dueling lawyers, election officials gnashing teeth, film crew catching it all. Here's what happened so far:

Friday: Black Box Voting investigators Andy Stephenson and Kathleen Wynne popped into [Volusia County Dept. of Elections] to ask for some records. They were rebuffed by an elections official named Denise.

Bev Harris called on the cell phone from investigations in downstate Florida, and told Volusia County Elections Supervisor Deanie Lowe that Black Box Voting would be in to pick up our Nov. 2 Freedom of Information request, or would file for a hand recount.

"No, Bev, please don't do that!" she exclaimed. But this is the way it has to be, folks. We didn't back down.

Monday: Bev, Andy and Kathleen came in with a film crew and asked for the FOIA request. Deanie Lowe gave it to us with a smile, but I noticed that one item, the polling place tapes, were not copies of the real ones, but instead were new printouts, done on Nov. 15, and not signed by anyone.

I asked to see the real ones, and they told us for "privacy" reasons we can't have copies of the signed ones. I insisted on at least viewing them (although refusing to give us copies of the signatures is not legally defensible, according to our attorney). They said the real ones were in the County Elections warehouse. It was quittin' time and we arranged to come back this morning to review them.

[Elections Director] Lana Hires, an employee who gained some notoriety in a Diebold memo, where she asked for an explanation of minus 16,022 votes for Gore, so she wouldn't have to stand there "looking dumb" when the auditor came in, was particularly unhappy about seeing us in the office. She vigorously shook her head when Deanie Lowe suggested we go to the warehouse.

Kathleen Wynne and I showed up at the warehouse at 8:15 this morning. There was Lana Hires looking especially gruff, yet surprised. She ordered us out. Well, we couldn't see why because there she was, with a couple other people, handling the original poll tapes. You know, the ones with the signatures on them. We stepped out and they promptly shut the door behind us.

There was a trash bag on the porch outside the door. I looked into it and what do you know, but there were poll tapes in there. They came out and glared at us. We drove away a small bit, and then videotaped the license plates of the two vehicles marked 'City Council' member. Others came out to glare and soon all doors were slammed.

So, we went and parked behind a bus to see what they would do next. They pulled out some large pylons, which blocked the door. I decided to go look at the garbage some more. Kathleen videotaped this. A man came out and I immediately wrote a public records request for the contents of the garbage bag, which also contained ballots -- real ones, but not filled out.

A brief tug of war occurred, tearing the garbage bag open. We then looked through it, as Pete looked on. He was quite friendly.

We collected various poll tapes and other information and asked if they could copy it for us, for our public records request. "You won't be going anywhere," said Pete. "The deputy is on his way."

Yes, not one but two police cars came up and then two county elections officials, and we all stood around discussing the merits of my public records request.

They finally let us go, about the time our film crew arrived, and we all trooped off to the elections office. There, the plot thickened.

We began to compare the special printouts given to us with the signed polling tapes from election night. Lo and behold, some were missing. We also found some that didn't match. In fact, in one location, precinct 215, an African-American precinct, the votes were off by hundreds, in favor of George W. Bush and other Republicans.

Hmm. Which was right? Our polling tape, specially printed on Nov. 15, without signatures, or theirs, printed on Nov. 2, with up to 8 signatures per tape?

Well, then it became even more interesting. Lana Hires took it upon herself to box up some items from an office, which appeared to contain -- you guessed it -- polling place tapes. She took them to the back of the building and disappeared.

Then, voting integrity advocates from Volusia and Broward, decided now would be a good time to go through the trash at the elections office. Lo and behold, they found all kinds of memos and some polling place tapes, fresh from Volusia elections office.

So, we compared these with the Nov. 2 signed ones and the "special' ones from Nov. 15 given to us, unsigned, and we found several of the MISSING poll tapes. There they were: In the garbage.

So, Kathleen went to the car and got the polling place tapes we had pulled from the warehouse garbage. My my my. There were not only discrepancies, but a polling place tape that was signed by six officials.

This was a bit disturbing, since the employees there told us that bag was destined for the shredder.

By now, a county lawyer had appeared on the scene, suddenly threatening to charge us extra for the time we took looking at the real stuff they had withheld from us in our FOIA. Other lawyers appeared, phoned, people had meetings, Lana glowered at everyone, and someone shut the door in the office holding the GEMS server.

Andy then went to get the GEMS server locked down. He also got the memory cards locked down and secured, much to the dismay of Lana. They were scattered around unsecured in any way before that.

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We then all agreed to convene tomorrow morning, to further audit, discuss the hand count that Black Box Voting will require of Volusia County, and of course, it is time to talk about contesting the election in Volusia.

Bev Harris
Executive Director
Black Box Voting
Together with Andy, and Kathleen

Also: Vote fraud investigators visit Volusia News-Journal 17 Nov
Also: Group Demands Volusia Vote Tallies News-Journal 18 Nov
        An activist group investigating possible irregularities in the Nov. 2 election
          requested copies of all Volusia County voter tallies Wednesday. It took county
          elections employees most of the day to complete the job.
Also: Volusia Memos Disclose 2000 Vote Fraud NOTE:
Seems Kerry's margin should have been at least 10,000 to 12,000 higher.

There was
only a 3,500 difference in Repub and Dem votes in 2004.

114,986 -- Kerry -- 48.85
111,263 -- Bush -- 51.49

But there is a 15,000 dif between registered Repubs and Dems.

District Age Analysis for Volusia on 11-02-04 under
Voter Registration Totals from Volusia County site.
126,405 -- DEM’s
111,372 -- REP’s

2000 Vote Totals - A 15,000 diff in repub and dem votes in 2000

Bush 82,368
Gore 97,313
Nader 2,910

1996 Totals - A 15,000 diff in repub and dem votes in 1996

Clinton 78,905
Dole 63,067
Perot 17,319

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A study by Prof Michael Hout and colleagues at Berkeley Univ. says that irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have swung 260,000 excess votes to George Bush in Florida.

Counties with electronic voting machines were significantly more likely to show increases in support for President Bush between 2000 and 2004 compared to counties with paper ballots.

The Big Fix, 2004
PART 1 -By Daniel Hopsicker

Executives and owners of the two largest electronic voting companies, E S & S and Sequoia Pacific, have been convicted of bribery and suborning public officials in more than a dozen states, and until recently ---also accused of bribing the Prime Minister of Ireland.

While the name Dr. Michael Smurfit is not well-known to Americans, his company manufactures the software used to compile more than two-thirds of the nation's electronically-counted votes.

Perhaps this may help explain why, for the second Presidential election in a row, a Democratic bandwagon was derailed early on Election Night by an unusual television appearance by the Bush Family, after exit polls showed them losing in key battleground states.

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Machine error caused slots vote problem
Slots win in late surge

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Absentees were expected oppose gambling
Jeb Bush covers ass - At last minute opposes slots
Conservative Lawyer Backs VoteFraud ! MUST READ

We've Been
by Edgar J. Steele

Houston, we have a problem.

Look -the people apparently disenfranchised this time around primarily are those with whom I generally disagree, but the fundamental unfairness of what has taken place offends me, not to mention the path down which America now treads.

If this is what it means to be conservative today, I want to be liberal .Read
" I think Kerry actually won the election and allowed
Bush to steal it. In retrospect, it appears to me that
Al Gore did the same thing." - Edgar J Steele

"Those who cast
the votes decide nothing. Those
who count the
votes decide   everything"
Joe Stalin
Purple America:
No Red and Blue Lies

For Kerry supporters, the most awful sight of the night of November 2nd, 2004
was to watch a red Republican tide sweep across the election result maps on
network TV. By early next morning, America's hue seemed as bloody as it's
foreign war in Iraq. But, those maps --like the rest of Bush's "victory"--
were just an illusion. Purple America tells a different tale. Read on

" I stole the
election, and
   you can't
prove it !
--Karl Rove

Wanna bet?  VoteFraud Page

   Thurs 18 Nov

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extra votes in Florida?

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Kerry Concession to
begin fight over ballots

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More Indiana Counties
Report E-Vote Errors

Was It Hacked?

Oh Brother, Ohio,
and O'Reilly
by Keith Olberman

Kerry Inches Closer
in Ohio
by D. Shuster

Kerry Hedges Bets?
See Also Transcript

Diebold Staff Ran NC
Systems on Election Day

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Media Censor VoteFraud?
Boston Globe

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Conspiracy to Reality

Ohio Dems in on the Fix?

Lawsuit In Broward

Ohio recount: From
Conspiracy to Reality

$100,000 Reward for Finding the Ohio Fraud

VoteFraud's Mr. Big
in Smoking Gun Find

Kerry Lawyer: I was
an accessory to fraud.

Dems in on conspiracy?

USA Tired of Democracy?

Can't fool computer geeks

Voting Problems Hit Media

NYC Indymedia Censors

Yahoo VoteFraud Forum   

Bush Threatens to Nuke
America if VoteFraud
is Challenged

Millions of Americans
Think Kerry Won

Democrats win in court

250 Milion to One
Bush's Victory Odds

Kerry Won Ohio Palast

NC Election:
Clear Case for Fraud

Two N.C. Races Held
Up by Voting Problems

Dear GW, by Bob Jones

Rumors of irregularities
fuel debate on election

Mainstream Whitewash

Democrats Sue Over Ballots
in Wash. Governor Race

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Do Right Now to
Reclaim Democracy

by Bev Harris

Bush's 'Incredible'
Vote Tallies

MSNBC's Olbermann :
Did Your Vote Count?

Media Black Out on
Vote Fraud Allegations

No Blackout - says Media

Computer glitch
still baffles county clerk

Countinghouse Blues
--Too many votes


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--Absentees 9-1 in favor

More votes than voters

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and Non-paper ballot

The Speech Which
Kerry Never Gave

November 2 :
Exit Poll Scam

Kerry Margins: Paper-ballot and Non-paper ballot states

Bush's 8 Mil New Votes?

Florida Slot Machines Absentee votes went
9-to-1 in favor

Absentee ballots expected
to tip scales against gambling

Machine error caused
slots vote problem

Florida hit by "Perfect storm" for gambling interests

Slots win in late surge

Fighting the slots Goliath

Jeb Bush opposes slots

Never Say Die-bold

John Kerry lied

Why Kerry Conceded

Democratic Party Blog :
Florida rigged scanners

"Now comes
the Revolution"

Vote Hacked:
Evidence Mounts

House Dems Seek
Election Inquiry

PR Gesture Only

Was Ohio Honest and Fair?
Nothing about other States

Hello: You are now
living in a fascist empire

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The Stolen Election
More Peak Oil propaganda

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clearer by Election Day 04

TruVote sitting on
sideline for election

Two companies count
80% of U.S. election

Nader's N.H. election
recount bid is invalid

OSCE Election Observers
are another NWO facade

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Exit Polls Vs Actuals

Have the people really
spoken at the polls?

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Broward counts backward

Resistance Will Continue

Power Conceded Nothing

Clear Tampering by
CNN with exit polls

N York

Outrage in Ohio

We Declare Victory

Who Voted for W?

57 Arrests in SF Protest

Diebold to Patent "+1"

Bush up 712% Liberty FL

Polarized by the Powerful

Votes Miscast on E-Voting Machines Nationwide

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