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20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA

Compiled by Anonymous

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  1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.
    From http://www.onlinejournal.com/
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/

  2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry.
    From http://www.commondreams.org/
    From http://www.onlinejournal.com/

  3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.
    From http://www.americanfreepress.net/
    From http://www.onlinejournal.com/

  4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
    From http://www.cbsnews.com/
    From http://www.wishtv.com/

  5. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S. He became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.
    From http://www.motherjones.com/
    From http://www.onlinejournal.com/

  6. Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics Committee.
    From http://www.hillnews.com/
    From http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/

  7. Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's vice-presidential candidates.
    From http://www.businessweek.com/
    From http://theindependent.com/

  8. ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes.
    From http://www.essvote.com/
    From http://www.onlinejournal.com/

  9. Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.
    From http://www.commondreams.org/
    From http://www.itworld.com/

  10. Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.
    From http://www.commondreams.org/
    From http://www.diebold.com/

  11. Diebold is based in Ohio.
    From http://www.diebold.com/

  12. Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as senior managers and developers to help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes in 30 states.
    From http://www.wired.com/
    From http://portland.indymedia.org/

  13. Jeff Dean, Diebold's Senior Vice-President and senior programmer on Diebold's central compiler code, was convicted of 23 counts of felony theft in the first degree.
    From http://www.chuckherrin.com/
    From http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

  14. Diebold Senior Vice-President Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection over a period of 2 years.
    From http://www.chuckherrin.com/
    From http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

  15. None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls in Ohio.
    From http://www.globalexchange.org/
    From http://www.enquirer.com/

  16. California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was so bad. Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, a chimpanzee was able to do it!
    From http://wired.com/
    From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

  17. 30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen voting machines with no paper trail.
    From http://www.cbsnews.com/

  18. All—not some—but all the voting machine errors detected and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.
    From http://www.wired.com/
    From http://www.yuricareport.com/
    From http://www.ilcaonline.org/
    From http://www.scoop.co.nz/

  19. The governor of the state of Florida, Jeb Bush, is the President's brother.
    From http://www.washingtonpost.com/

  20. Serious voting anomalies in Florida—again always favoring Bush—have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further investigation.
    From http://www.yuricareport.com/
    From http://www.computerworld.com/
    From http://www.americanfreepress.net/
    From http://www.commondreams.org/
    From http://www.consortiumnews.com/
    From http://uscountvotes.org/ 
  
 
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