|Will The Next Election Be Hacked?
||[Sep. 22nd, 2006|05:48 pm]
Elections Are Stolen From Voters, Not Candidates
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In a new Rolling Stone article Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discusses the Diebold effect on the 2006 elections.
Chris Hood, a former consultant for Diebold Election Systems, talks about the elections in Georgia. The way they were awarded a contract with no bid competitions, the fact that the predecessor to the secretary of state was at the time a lobbyist for Diebold, as well as what was actually done to the machines right before the elections.
"Six days before the vote, polls showed Sen. Max Cleland, a decorated war veteran and Democratic incumbent, leading his Republican opponent Saxby Chambliss - darling of the Christian Coalition - by five percentage points. In the governor's race, Democrat Roy Barnes was running a decisive eleven points ahead of Republican Sonny Perdue. But on Election Day, Chambliss won with fifty-three percent of the vote, and Perdue won with fifty-one percent."
Very interesting numbers, no?
I think this article is an important read, and I hope it gets the coverage it deserves. Of course we all know it won't, so I'm here spreading the word.