Citizen-gathered evidence shows an increasing likelihood of electoral fraud

It’s going to be up to us to make the case. We can’t solve a problem if we refuse to look. Citizens are fed up with black box elections, and are mustering up evidence of improper behavior that will swing the pendulum back in the direction it belongs.

Examples of the astonishing evidence uncovered by candidates and extraordinary citizens follows.

At first, we proved that the machines “theoretically’ could be tampered with. Then, in experiments in Leon County and Emery County, citizen-led investigations machines could ACTUALLY be tampered with.

At first, public records requests from Black Box Voting and others proved that election results were not authenticatable using available audit records. And now, Black Box Voting and citizens are coming up with audit records that show strong indications of improper behavior.

Be aware that we are not going to see a Perry Mason moment. Proof of corruption will be incremental, but it will come.

In 2006, your job will be to embark on the biggest citizen evidence-gathering expedition in history, to take this past the tipping point and achieve real change. Nothing will do but a reversal of the pendulum, back to citizen ownership and oversight of our own government and its electoral processes.

Let’s take a look now at some of the evidence citizens — and Black Box Voting — are uncovering:

1. Memphis: Candidates in Memphis asked Black Box Voting for help securing public records from the Aug. 3, 2006 election. Black Box Voting recommended getting a copy of the Diebold GEMS database, along with the Windows event log. What we found shocked us: The sheer number of legal and security violations in the event log were horrifying, and it also showed that Shelby County — or someone — was accessing the file during the middle of a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting this.

– A remote access program called PC Anywhere was found resident in the system

– Evidence of insertion of an encrypted Lexar Jump Drive was present

– Evidence of attempts to alter or write HTML files (used to report results) was present

– Apparently without a firewall, the GEMS system was opened up to the County Network

– A prohibited program, Microsoft Access, which makes editing the election chimpanzee-easy, was installed on the system AND USED shortly after the election.

To read more about Memphis, click here:

2. Alaska: In early 2006, the Alaska Democratic Party asked Black Box Voting for help. The election numbers simply didn’t add up. BBV’s Jim March urged them to fight for the right to obtain the Diebold GEMS database, which Diebold had until then been asserting proprietary rights over. After months of hard-fought battling, they prevailed. That database was released publicly at Black Box Voting here:

You can open it yourself in Microsoft Access, and when you do, choose the table called “audit.” In this table you will see evidence that someone was changing things as recently as July 2006 — after the matter was in court, before the file was released. The changes are substantial, and involve redefining ballot and candidate items, along with a reference to a second memory card.

If you don’t have MS Access, here is a pdf copy of that controversial log:

3. In Georgia, Cynthia McKinney contacted Black Box Voting. Very odd things were happening in the 2006 primary and the runoff election that followed — Democrats were being served up Republican primary ballots on the Diebold touch-screens, McKinney’s name was left off some ballots, but reportedly appeared on other ballots nowhere near her district. The electronic poll books — something Georgia voters never asked for and a whole new source of glitches — were malfunctioning regularly.

Black Box Voting advised McKinney to seek the troubleshooter and pollworker logs. What we found on these shocked us — in an election reported as “smooth” by the press, was evidence of dozens and dozens of voting machine malfunctions, electronic pollbook glitches, and most disturbing of all (given the dire consequences available based on the Hursti and Princeton studies), the seals for dozens of voting machines were missing, broken, and mismatched — yet the machines were used anyway.

To view a list of the problems in Dekalb County, Georgia, click here:

4. In Ohio, Richard Hayes Phillips examined ballots from the 2004 presidential election. They’d been kept locked up for 22 months, and he was under immense pressure to look at as many as he could before they were destroyed. What he found shocked him: Patterns of tampering, as evidenced by statistically impossible overvotes, strategically placed and favoring George W. Bush.  He listed his findings here:

This is the tip of the iceberg. The missing ingredient is, and has been, the active oversight of the citizenry. In 2006, please join the movement as an active participant in overseeing and authenticating your election. We’ll help. Start here:

Citizen Tool Kit:

Bev Harris


Black Box Voting 


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2 Responses to “Citizen-gathered evidence shows an increasing likelihood of electoral fraud”

  1. Dan Weintraub Says:


    George Bush as declared Martial Law. Google says so.

    When George Bush signed The Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law, all Americans became subject to immediate incarceration without charge or the right of redress (Google: “Habeas Corpus” and “5th Amendment”); George Bush asserts that the U.S. military is able to both “police” the people during States of Emergency and to use intelligence that was collected unlawfully (Google: “Posse Comitatus Act of 1878”); The Ronald Reagan presidential files—describing in some detail the government’s projected ability to suspend the Constitution and to hold anti-government dissidents in internment camps—were recently sealed by President Bush (Google: “Executive Order 13233” and “Rex 84”); George Bush subscribes to the same Constitutional interpretation that Richard Nixon did with regard to the total legality of ALL Presidential acts during times of war (Google: “US v. Nixon 1974 ,” Detainee Treatment Act of 2005”, “Presidential Signing Statements” and “NSA Wiretapping Program”); Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez wants to arrest journalists who publish articles deemed a threat to national security (Google “USA Patriot Act”).

    Now, Google “Martial Law” and connect the dots.

    Bush Speaks!!

    My Fellow Americans:

    I know that some of you don’t like me, but your children and grandchildren will thank me for my foresight and courage. I am saving us all from destruction! So, for the sake of your kids, try not to see it as voter fraud. See it more as reshaping election results for the sake of our nation’s survival. Try not to see it as squashing dissent. See it more as keeping us all on board in our war against Islamo-Fascism. Try not to see it as the end of our Democratic Republic. See it more as necessary short-term adjustments to our great political system as we seek to defeat the enemies of freedom. I love you all. May God Bless.

    George W. Bush

    Oh boo hoo, ACLU. Sob, sob, Russ Feingold. Everyone’s so sad: “Our civil liberties are going bye bye”, they cry. The just-signed-into-law Military Commissions Act of 2006—which eliminates Habeas Corpus rights for accused terrorists, permits warrantless arrest and detention of American citizens, and legalizes the harshest forms of interrogation for incarcerated individuals—is making all of the Democrats and all of the Liberals so sad.

    Sniffle, sniffle, whine, whine.

    Truth be told, the new law means absolutely nothing. Nada. Don’t you listen to your President? “Over the past few months, the debate over this bill has been heated, and the questions raised can seem complex. Yet, with the distance of history, the questions will be narrowed and few: Did this generation of Americans take the threat seriously? And did we do what it takes to defeat that threat?” The President and his circle in Washington see

    the world, and their destiny to save it, very clearly. First and foremost they all agree that winning the war on terror—which includes making sure that no rogue nations join the nuclear fraternity—is the only option. There is, simply put, nothing more important that this. Secondly they believe—as Richard Nixon did before them—that all actions taken by the President in defense of the nation are legal.

    Sure, George Bush will lean on the Military Commissions Act as he defends his future actions—arrest and detention of American activists, suspension of the 22nd Amendment, implementation of Martial Law—but the truth is that

    George Bush and his guys would carry out these actions regardless of Congresses’ rubber stamp of approval. (In case you haven’t been paying attention: they already have.)

    We are so fantastically stupid. We get all huffy and puffy and hot under the

    collar about minutia like the Military Commissions Act and, in the process, we totally miss the big picture. George Bush and his Washington junta must laugh themselves to sleep every night as they watch as have a collective temper tantrum about any number of Red Herrings—while quietly, and with a self-assured sense of their own righteousness and moral duty to the nation, they plan the systematic deconstruction of our American Republic.

    I happen to think that it’s too late to change this course. We’ve waited too long. We’ve given our President 6 years to become completely entrenched in his delusional sense of moral destiny. He is long gone. Crying

    about a silly little law only presents him with more children to pat on the head and to tell that he knows their upset, but he’s the dad and he knows what’s best.



  2. anonymous Says:

    Released Jan. 27, 2007, in an online article with datasets:

    OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study

    Defining the vote outcome probabilities of wrong-precinct voting has revealed, in a sample of 166,953 votes (1 of every 34 Ohio votes), the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population is sorted by probable outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

    The Kerry to Bush 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is sorted by the probability Kerry votes count for third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in both subsets.

    Read the revised article with graphs of new findings:

    The 2004 Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis
    How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes


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