TUE 11-8-2016 – Links to 11 Recent Election Integrity stories – updates on OH, NC, CA, MA, AL, TX, AZ, LA, MS, NV, DC – Tipping Point soon for National Action? Plus links to past 2 months Election Integrity stories with hundreds more links to election stories.
A federal complaint was filed in Franklin County, Ohio 11-6-2016 under federal and state law, with a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against John Husted, Ohio Secretary of State and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) to prohibit the use of electronic poll books in tomorrow’s election. The complaint seeks to protect the voting rights of Ohio African American citizens which have been put at risk by the repeated use of electronic voting equipment that has not been properly certified and tested, thereby rendering this equipment vulnerable to hacking, vote dilution (based on race) and electoral fraud. It stipulates no voting machine or software for tabulating votes shall be put in use unless it has been certified by the secretary of state. Furthermore, the state standards requires voting equipment to be “certified by an independent testing authority.”
This lawsuit, filed by Cliff Arnebeck of Columbus OH, is slated to be heard tomorrow. According to Mr. Arnebeck, the machines in use in Ohio are an essential component of the fraud being used in the 2016 election cycle. Ohio is the number two target for election fraud in tomorrow’s election. According to the filing, Ohio has again permitted “last minute third party or manufacturer changes to electronic voting equipment that has not been certified in accordance with state law.” Mr. Arnebeck has years of experience in election law and election fraud and has been fighting such cases for decades.
11-7-2016 – Center for Research on Globalization – Election Fraud in America: A Comparative Analysis – Comparing Mythologies US, Ukraine, Venezuela -reprint of this detailed 2004 story – Ohio, remember, was the deciding state. John Kerry conceded the election after calculating that the some 155,000 provisional ballots cast in Ohio would not suffice—even if they were properly counted, and even if, as expected, they were very largely cast by Kerry supporters—to overturn the tallied results, according to which Bush had won the state by 136,483 votes.
However, the exit poll data indicates that it was Kerry who won the state, and by a comfortable margin. Once again, there is substantial evidence of electronic electoral fraud. Teed Rockwell found, after careful study of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website, that twenty-nine precincts in this county “reported votes cast IN EXCESS of the number of registered voters—at least 93,136 extra votes total.” The same website he studied (http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/BOE/results/currentresults1.htm#top ) also repays further study, for Rockwell’s tallying of ‘ghost votes’ is in fact conservative. To cite just one example, Brook Park City is listed as having 14,491 registered voters, of whom it is claimed that fully 14,458 exercised their civic duty and cast ballots—for a turn-out rate of 99.4 percent. I leave it to the curious to discover how many of these high-minded but possibly nonexistent citizens supported their incumbent President.
Those who want to pursue the questions of vote fraud and suppression in Ohio may also want to consult the studies carried out by Richard Philips, whose work, together with the data available on the websites of Cuyahoga and other counties, provides depressing evidence of successful vote suppression in urban precincts. (It has been estimated that vote suppression tactics may have cost Kerry 45,000 votes across the whole state of Ohio [see Bernstein].)
11-6-2016 – Vox – There are 4,000 people in a half-mile voting line in Cincinnati today. This isn’t okay. – Two days before Election Day, there were so many people waiting to vote in Cincinnati that the line was more than half a mile long – While the lines in swing states such as North Carolina, Ohio, and Nevada have gotten the most attention, there were also reports of long lines in Arizona (three-hour waits in Maricopa County), Los Angeles, and Boston. In the District of Columbia on Friday night, some early voting polling places reported wait times of 90 minutes. – Long voting lines are a sign that election officials screwed up
Many people interpreted the lines as a sign of voter enthusiasm and approvingly commented on voters’ determination to wait them out. But long voting lines shouldn’t be a source of inspiration. They’re a foreseeable, avoidable problem — the result of poor foresight, misallocated resources, or deliberate neglect — that threaten Americans’ ability to vote.
11-4-2016 Common Dreams – With Voting Rights Protections Gutted, Polling Places Shuttered on ‘Massive Scale’ – ‘Polling place closures are a particularly common and pernicious tactic for disenfranchising voters of color,’ says civil rights group
11-2016 – The Leadership Conference Education Fund – The Great Poll Closure – In some states, there has been a widespread effort to close polling places since Shelby. Our analysis finds that, since Shelby AL, hundreds of polling places have been closed in counties once covered by Section 5. Voters in these counties will have at least 868 fewer places to cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election than they did in past elections, a 16 percent reduction. Reports on TX, AZ, LA, MS, NC
11-1-2016 – Frank Salvato GOPUSA – WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Poll Oversampling Scheme – Emails released by WikiLeaks last week prove that the Clinton team applied an enormous amount of pressure (as if it were needed) on the mainstream media into systematically and deliberately over-sampling Clinton-friendly demographics in their polling. The emails, that originated with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, included a detailed 37-page manual on how to go about most effectively skewing the polling results so as to give the Clinton campaign the numbers they needed to claim a lead.
11-1-2016 – Matt Taibbi – Rolling Stone – Too Smug to Jail – ‘The Economist’ issues a myopic defense of the white-collar criminal – “The Economist piece makes many of the usual Wall Street arguments: locking up executives wouldn’t do any good, populist passions are ignorant, etc. But this is the crucial passage: “Most corporate crime is the result of collective action rather than individual wrongdoing—long chains of command that send (often half-understood) instructions, or corporate cultures that encourage individuals to take risky actions. The authorities have rightly adjusted to this reality by increasingly prosecuting companies rather than going after individual miscreants.”
Yikes! This extraordinary argument is cousin to the Lieutenant Calley defense, i.e., that soldiers bear no responsibility for crimes they were ordered to execute. The Economist here would have you believe that there’s no such thing as an individual crime in a corporate context.
11-1-2016 Election Integrity Updates – 6 Million Lost Voters via Sentencing – NC, WI, TX, GA, IL quick updates – The Best election software tampering explanation video ever (promoted on a site i never agree with), and more…7 new links
10-19-2016 FL- Federal Judge says FL Sec Of State actions amounted to an “undeclared war” on the right to vote in FL /// USA in Nov – Will It Be ‘Rigged’? Will It Be ‘Hacked’? Fact-Based Discussion of Our Vulnerable U.S. Elections – 5 new links
9-10-2016 – 1M to 7.2M voters may lose their right to vote in NOV because of Republican Controlled Crosscheck – 85% of whom are likely persons of color – SAT 9-10-2016 Election Updates – GA, VA, OH, NC, and perhaps 25+ more states