If the politicians aren't listening to either polls or constituents, doesn't it seem obvious that they have no reason to fear either one?
Computerized voting is the new Wizard putting the illusions in Oz.
Computers exist for one reason: to manipulate information.
Since when has every single election been within 2-3% in favor of corporatists from Dog Catcher to President?
Since we started voting on freaking computers.
It's patently obvious that we're already in the matrix, only not the fictional version.
From: Geraldine Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: March 24, 2011 5:20 PM
To: Dan Stafford <email@example.com>
Subject: [PDI] Fwd: MARCH 25, 7-9 PM ROGER JOHNSTON DEMONSTRATES HOW THE VOTE CAN BE HACKED
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*CAN THE VOTE BE HACKED IN DUPAGE COUNTY..WIRELESSLY AND REMOTELY?*
If politicians have failed to listen to their constituents, if they
instead upend the Constitution, promoting the agenda of their corporate
donors, rather than the welfare of Americans, voters have the right to
take corrective actions by voting those politicians out of office.
But what if those corrective actions, our vote, can be hacked or
What then? How do we combat the erosion of our democracy?
First, we educate others about the problem.
Then we take action...and we don't give up the fight.
Please come /_*and tell others*_/to attend a presentation by:
*Dr. Roger Johnston, Leader*
*Vulnerability Assessment Team*
*Argonne National Laboratory*
*/Friday, March 25, 2011/*/
/*Illinois Institute of Technology Auditorium*/
/*201 East Loop Road*/
"Yes, it's remarkable how many high-tech security products, really don't
have much security," Roger Johnston said.
He's found that most voting machines have almost _no security to reveal
tampering. _Thus, he said, it's a fairly simple matter to tinker with
the electronics while machines are in storage or being transported by
He has even demonstrated how he can turn cheating mechanisms in voting
machines /_on and off by remote control._/
"It's much easier to steal the election, right at the electronic voting
machine," said Johnston. "In many cases, we see security devices or
electronic voting machines where we really have to wonder, 'Did anybody
spend 60 seconds figuring out the security issues?"
*Please pass widely. Call your friends and family to come with you.
Bring a car full of people! *
*And if you haven't done so already, pass the flyers and put up posters
(with permission) in stores and restaurants. *
*All reform depends OUR vote.
We are all in this together, and only together will we succeed.*
Bug your legislators--postcards will be available on March 25th to send
to your legislators.
Melisa Urda Co-Chair
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