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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HBO Promoting Hacked Vote Theories

Another attempt by the media to influence the election? HBO has a new documentary that will premiere on Nov. 2 - just 5 days before Election Day - that will trot out the same old tired "stolen election/hacked voting machine" tinfoil hat theory. Here's a little synopsis of Hacking Democracy...

Electronic voting machines count 80% of the votes cast in America today. But are they reliable? Are they safe from tampering? From a current congressional hearing to persistent media reports that suggest misuse of data and even outright fraud, concerns over the integrity of electronic voting are growing by the day. And if the voting process is not secure, neither is America's democracy.

Ultimately, Bev Harris' research proved that the top-secret computerized systems counting the votes in America's public elections are not only fallible, but also vulnerable to undetectable hacking, from local school board contests to the presidential race. With the electronic voting machines of three companies - Diebold, ESS and Sequoia - collectively responsible for around 80 percent of America's votes today, the stakes for democracy are high.

I wonder if they will cover the missing money and all the other little scandels involving Bev Harris and her fellow black box voting gang? I won't be holding my breath for that little tidbit to make it through the final edit.

I'm sure that this will be a non-partisan fact filled documentary that will present all information from both sides without spin or any anti-Bush snarks.

Yeah - right.

In case you miss it, HBO will be running the documentary several times before Election Day - including 2 showings on Election Day.

Do these people claiming vote hacking ever use ATM machines? The one that I use is made by Diebold. If you trust Diebold with your $$, why not with your vote?

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