Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia -- could they all be in the Optical Scan Fraud in Florida

Take a look at the following numbers:


Compare the Op-Scan voting to the E-Voting. This is looking very much like doctored results. The trend is obvious. In almost every county using Op-Scan, the number of expected democrats is 30-70% lower than expected, while 100-300% higher than expected for republicans. In E-Voting, there is an across the board trend of 30% increase on both sides, which can be directly attributed to the increased voter turnout.

What's more: The thee companies involved are Diebold, ES&S, and Sequoia. All three companies have strong ties to the Bush Administration. The CEO of Diebold, Walden O'Dell is on the record, stating that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.


Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, once the head of the Senate Ethics Committee, was the one time owner, Chairman, and CEO of Election Systems & Software (ES&S),

What's more? ES&S machines were the only machines used when Senator Hagel ran for election in 1996 and 2000, and is responsible for about 60% of all vote counting in the United States. Senator Hagel demonstrated a tremendous conflict of interest in running in an election where he owned the voting machines used to process the results. This conflict of interest was called into question by the opposing candidates, but no response was ever given.


What's more? Diebold and ES&S are directly related: The original developer of the Diebold systems and one time CEO of the company, Bob Urosevich, is actually the brother of Todd Urosevich, the founder of ES&S.To top that off, ES&S and Sequoia use identical hardware and software to run their optical scan machines. So, basically, a single inside man would be able to provide instructions on how to game the system for all three of these voting machines. Given the highly improbable statistical skewing of the results, the credibility of the entire election is in severe question.