Fw: [E-voting] Press Release

Oldairhead airhead at midtel.net
Sat Apr 28 01:53:05 IST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Oldairhead" <airhead at midtel.net>
To: <colm at stdlib.net>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: [E-voting] Press Release

> Actually I believe there will be an investigation. The anti-e-voting 
> effort has gained considerable traction recently.
> There is a chance the machine could be blocked since we have just last 
> fall succeeded in changing the political power in New York State.
> Our new Governor, Elliot Spitzer, won election in part due to his stated 
> intention to reform state government.
> Because of the "reform" image and claims the bureaucrats will not likely 
> try to cut corners. Enforcement of the rules falls to the State 
> Comptroller - they're his rules - and beyond him the State's Attorney 
> General.  All these folks are on the hook to play by the rules.
> we'll see soon I guess.
> Wayne
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Colm MacCarthaigh" <colm at stdlib.net>
> To: "Oldairhead" <airhead at midtel.net>
> Cc: "Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting" <e-voting at lists.stdlib.net>
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 1:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [E-voting] Press Release
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 12:32:43PM -0400, Oldairhead wrote:
>>> For Immediate Release
>> Such an investigation would be a considerable event, do you know the
>> liklihood of the appeal for one being listened to?
>>> 27 April 2007
>>> Contact: Wayne Stinson 518-287-1463 airhead at midtel.net
>>> Voting Integrity Group Demands Investigation of Voting Machine 
>>> Manufacturer
>>> Voting integrity advocates in Schoharie County have invoked a little 
>>> known state purchasing protocol which requires the state Board of 
>>> Elections to undertake an investigation of the corporate responsibility 
>>> of Liberty Election Systems and Nedap/Groenendaal of The Netherlands. 
>>> Nedap/Groenendaal manufactures an electronic voting machine being 
>>> marketed in New York State by Liberty Election Systems.
>>> The investigation demand was issued by The Voting Integrity Project of 
>>> The Peacemakers of Schoharie County after the project learned of 
>>> seriously unethical conduct by the Groenendaal software firm?s CEO.
>>> "Through freedom of information law discovery undertaken by Dutch voting 
>>> integrity activists we learned that a principal in the Nedap/Groenendaal 
>>> consortium attempted to extort the Dutch government by threatening to 
>>> disrupt the elections this past fall" said Voting Integrity Project 
>>> Coordinator Wayne Stinson.
>>> The Nedap machine is used in ninety percent of election districts in The 
>>> Netherlands and the Dutch government has become dependent upon the 
>>> software firm for management of their elections.
>>> The complaint lodged by the project details efforts by Mr. Jan 
>>> Groenendaal to prevent the Dutch Election Ministry from appointing the 
>>> leader of a voting integrity group to a newly formed committee studying 
>>> the election process in The Netherlands, and to compel the Dutch 
>>> government to purchase his company. In both cases Groenendaal threatened 
>>> to withhold his company?s cooperation during the elections.
>>> "The New York State Comptroller?s Office Procurement and Disbursement 
>>> Guidelines require state agencies to investigate the responsibility of 
>>> vendors before a contract is awarded. We are insisting that the New York 
>>> State Board of Elections investigate the responsibility of 
>>> Liberty/Nedap/Groenendaal before accepting them as a vendor. We believe 
>>> this consortium does not deserve the trust of New York voters." Stinson 
>>> said.
>>> The Voting Integrity Project and other election integrity organizations 
>>> have previously criticized the Liberty, and electronic voting machines 
>>> generally, because of security concerns. The state Board of Elections 
>>> had begun voting system certification last year but testing is presently 
>>> suspended and no systems have been approved.
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>>> certainly without probable cause. They may do this without judicial or 
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>>> demand for the impeacement of the President.
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>> Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net

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