[E-voting] Dan Rather special report on HD Net tonight: "Conclusive
Evidence of ES&S Election Machine Failures"
cansbro at eircom.net
Mon Aug 13 19:59:10 IST 2007
The email below was forwarded by statistician Kathy Dopp. Get a load of the "quality control" uncovered by this investigation--a "shake test" to check for loose screws!
At the very bottom is a link where the programme can be viewed after it has aired.
Date: Aug 13, 2007 11:20 AM
Subject: Conclusive Evidence of ES&S Election Machine Failures
"Dan Rather Reports" on HD Net this coming Tuesday, will air an
hour-long special highlighting conclusive new evidence of nationwide
election-machine failures due to touch-screen voting machines
manufactured by ES&S Systems.
The special program will also expose illegal Filipino sweatshops where
the faulty ES&S iVotronic Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)
touch-screen voting machines are produced. Rather will report workers
at the sweatshops receive less than $2.50 per day for their day's
work, and that quality control for the machines consists of 'shaking
the machine to check for loose screws'.
The text of the press release:
What: This Tuesday, DAN RATHER REPORTS presents conclusive evidence of
the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The
episode, "The Trouble with Touch Screens", is an entire hour devoted
to new information on this story. From scientists involved in testing
the equipment, to manufacturers in third world countries who shipped
these defective voting machines to the United States DAN RATHER
REPORTS will present new information showing that these defective
machines may have altered the outcome of multiple elections.
When: Dan Rather Reports "The Trouble with Touch Screens" will air
Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The program also airs at 11:00
p.m. ET to accommodate west coast prime time.
A screener clip is available.
This special will only air on HD Net so not everyone will be able to
see it but I'm quite sure copies will end up online within a very
In the clip, pay special attention to the fact that the only quality
assurance test performed on the machines by ES&S workers before
they're shipped out is a so-called "shake test" to ensure no loose
pieces were left in the machines manufactured in the Philippines.
These workers making only $2.10-$2.50 per day work in sweat shops
operated by ES&S must do so where rats and snakes are removed by the
And the American who was dispatched to deal with problems at the
factory back in 2001, admits that the touch-screens failed and
"bubbled" as far back as then. But what has been done about it since?
I think it'd be an understatement to say that this has the potential
to be big folks. It's apparently the evidence we've been looking for
since at least the 2004 election.
Watch the clip, it starts out with Christine Jennings talking about
her 2006 congressional district race in Sarasota, Fla. (my district
btw) in which she lost by a pitifully small number of votes.
And, the evidence of sweatshops could make this a TWO-FER!
Finally JUSTICE! (I'm praying)
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and Dan Rather Reports keeps full select episodes online after they've aired:
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