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Bush’s Former Elections Chair: E-Voting Ripe for Fraud

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Posted on Oct 17, 2006
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The Rev. DeForest Soaries, former head of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, blasted the White House and Congress for its lack of dedication to stamping out electronic voting fraud potential, branding their efforts “a charade” and “a travesty.” BradBlog has the details.


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The BRAD BLOG has obtained an EXCLUSIVE partial transcript from a recent, unaired interview by a major broadcast network with former U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) chair Rev. DeForest Soaries.

Soaries was appointed by George W. Bush as the first chair of the commission created by the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in the wake of the 2000 Presidential Election Debacle. In the interview, available here for the first time, Soaries excoriates both Congress and the White House, referring to their dedication to reforming American election issues as “a charade” and “a travesty,” and says the system now in place is “ripe for stealing elections and for fraud.”

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By Christy Sweet, October 18, 2006 at 7:53 pm Link to this comment
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Why is there such a blindspot on voter suppression and outright mass cheating - via FraWd at the touch of a button?
(See blackboxvoting.org if you want to see mountains of evidence on this.)
Perfectly rational, liberal leaning people scoff at my assertions that elections have been stolen electronically since 1996, at least in Florida.
It’s how Jeb got in
It’s how Shrub will stay in.
I have given up and moved from the country while the getting is good, I spent 5 years combatting this regime through writing, at times daily protesting and producing a radio show.
But, due to the complacency of citizens, I can see no end to the Tyranny of BushCorp.  Soon all us Peace-niks aka ” Enemy Combatants ” will be locked up in facilities built by BushCo..Tortured by bullies that thrive under Bushism
Wake up Americans, better get out into the streets and soon!!
Count the Vote!

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By billy eckstein, October 18, 2006 at 9:37 am Link to this comment
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whenever bush puts a black in charge of something, he makes sure that they fall flat in the most degrading way ( powell, this guy, rice, etc.) it’s his own little rich boy white supremacist sadism,i.e, ” look at them stupid…they can’t do anything. “
pigmentation really is a fetish to this ku klux kook.

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By Charlie Kasnick, October 18, 2006 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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What major company allows paperless transactions without a paper trail?

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By CB, October 17, 2006 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment
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Many still don’t know that Diebold executives contribute to republican campaigns, including Bush’s.  In return, they were given the Help America Vote Act which basically legislated tax dollars back to them.  Hello? Red Alert?

What no one even seems to mention is how completely unnecessary electronic voting is. 

In the house I grew up in, there was one simple oven with 2 dials, temperature and time.  In the house I live in now, my oven has a digital LED interface with 14 buttons to do the same thing, but in a far more cumbersome way.  You set the temperature by pressing up and down arrows a hundered times.  I still haven’t figured it out completely, it’s a terrible system.

Whether ovens or voting, there’s a common misconception around that digital everything makes life better.  It doesn’t. 

Paper voting should be a tradition.

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