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2004-12-08 5:57 PM
Custom-Made Voter Fraud
AS ORIGINALLY REPORTED IN THE BRAD BLOG. If this pans out, the shit is going to hit the fan.
Clinton Curtis, a software engineer from Florida, in a sworn affidavit, admits to creating ballot-tampering software at the request of Florida State Representative Tom Feeney (R), former running mate of Jeb Bush (R), governor of Florida and brother to George W. Bush.
Mr. Curtis swears that he was approached by Mr. Feeney and hired to produce a "vote fraud software prototype," so that if the Democrats tried to steal the Florida elections by using such a piece of software, they'd be able to recognize it and act. Mr. Feeney's requirements for the software were quite specific. It had to be touch screen capable. The user should be able to trigger the software without additional equipment, and the software to accomplish this needed to stay hidden even if the source code were examined.
When he delivered the software to a Mrs. Yang--an intermediary between the two--Mr. Curtis explained that it was virtually impossible to build a system that would be invisible were the source code to be examined. Mrs. Yang replied, "You don’t understand, in order to get the contract we have to hide the manipulation in the source code. This program is needed to control the vote in South Florida."
The system Mr. Curtis eventually came up with created invisible buttons on the touch-screen where anyone who knew their locations could alter the ratio of votes registered in any race if their candidate was losing. If he was winning, the software wouldn't activate. Also, if the program were removed before the actual vote tallies were delivered, they would be virtually undetectable, even if the source code were examined. Do yourself a favor. Read Mr. Curtis' signed affidavit here.
This is going to be interesting . . .
Joseph Haines, signing off from The Edge of The Abyss.
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