Betreff: 20 US presidential election facts
Von: "Daniel VanArsdale"
Datum: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 02:17:39 -0000

    Just posting this for the benefit of anyone who is interested, 
I do not vouch for the factuality of this post, which I am only 
Alan Van Arsdale

"Isn't it interesting that Bush is for a recount or revote in the 
Ukraine, but not in the US? (But of course, there  was voter fraud 
THERE, not HERE!) Anyway, here's the 'amazing' facts (not unknown to 
many of us)-Joy '68 

Did you know.... 

1..      80% of all votes in America are counted by only 
two companies:  Diebold and ES&S. 

2.      There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or 
oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. 

3.      The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are 

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 

5.      35% of ES&S is owned by Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who 
became Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines. 

6.      Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, a long-time friend of the 
Bush family, was caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the 
Senate Ethics Committee. 

7.      Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's 
vice-presidential candidates. 

8.      ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. 
and counts almost 60% of all U.S. votes. 

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. 

10.     Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket 
machines, all of which log each transaction and can generate a paper 

11.     Diebold is based in Ohio. 

12.     Diebold employs 5 convicted felons as developers.  These are 
the people who write the voting machine computer code. 

13.     Diebold's Senior Vice-President, Jeff Dean, was convicted of 
23 counts of felony theft in the first degree. 

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. 

15.     None of the international election observers were allowed in 
the polls in Ohio. 

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. 

17.     30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch 
screen voting machines with no paper trail. 

18.     All -- not some -- but all the voting machine errors 
and reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican 

19.     Florida's governor, Jeb is Bush's brother. 

20.     Major voting anomalies in Florida -- again always favoring 
Bush -- have been mathematically demonstrated and questioned by 
experts. "