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Vote ! ! !     The only way you have any right to complain is is when you have done your part to prevent the problem. If you vote, you have taken part in the selection process, and know more how it works, and have a vested interest in it working.

I must go on the record now predicting major problems with the November 2004 National Elections. I do not expect it to go well or cleanly. I fear a partisan action to cause problems. I went on the record predicting that supporting Saddam against Iran would be regretted, and it proved so. These are some of the factors I believe point to problems. I encourage you to verify them. If you can think of a way of averting a problem, it is your duty to try to get it done, and we will all thank you.

All these factors suggest to me that the Bush support, even if he is not, is corrupt enough to try manipulating the election. The Neo-Con "pragmatic" approach is at best hypocritical Machiavellian amorality, and is counter productive. The U.S. has supported, and later opposed, such luminaries as Hitler, Marcos, Mobutu, Suharto, Pinochet, bin Laden, Saddam, and Chalabi. With morals that allow that, I do not believe the election will escape fraud.

When you vote, you have just cause to know what happens in your venue and to demand integrity, and have done your patriotic duty to guide our government. (The Above posted 8/9/2004)

[09/07/2004]  The Diebold GEMS central tabulator security hole  Vote Tabulator Security Hole Exposed Please read about what was found to arm yourself. I cannot believe the tool in the production code did anything but provide for election fraud.

[10/19/2004] The voting has started in Florida, and so have the problems. The Press Conference to show the voting system off, billed as "the test", failed within a week of going live, and now has failed in real life, with the beginning of the vote. Reports of intimidation have started, and international reports of our election problems have started.

Copyright © 2004   Norman Montgomery ; All rights reserved.  
Did you know....
1.  80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies:  Diebold 
and ES&S.

2.  No federal agency has regulatory authority or oversight of the
U.S. voting machine industry.

3.  The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers.

4.  The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and 
donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its 
electoral votes to the president next year."

5.  Republican Senator Chuck Hagel used to be chairman of ES&S.  He became 
Senator based on votes counted by ES&S machines.

6.  Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, long-connected with the Bush family, was 
recently caught lying about his ownership of ES&S by the Senate Ethics 

7.  Senator Chuck Hagel was on a short list of George W. Bush's 
vice-presidential candidates.

8.  ES&S is the largest voting machine manufacturer in the U.S. and counts 
almost 60% of all U.S. votes.

9.  Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any 
votes.  In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of 
the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.

10.  Diebold also makes ATMs, checkout scanners, and ticket machines, all of 
which log each transaction and can generate a paper trail.

11.  Diebold is based in Ohio.

12.  Diebold employed 5 convicted felons as consultants and developers to 
help write the central compiler computer code that counted 50% of the votes 
in 30 states.,2645,61640,00.html

13.  Jeff Dean was Senior Vice-President of Global Election Systems when it 
was bought by Diebold.  Even though he had been convicted of 23 counts of 
felony theft in the first degree, Jeff Dean was retained as a consultant by 
Diebold and was largely responsible for programming the optical scanning 
software now used in most of the United States.

14.  Diebold consultant Jeff Dean was convicted of planting back doors in 
his software and using a "high degree of sophistication" to evade detection
over a period of 2 years.

15.  None of the international election observers were allowed in the polls 
in Ohio.

16.  California banned the use of Diebold machines because the security was 
so bad.  Despite Diebold's claims that the audit logs could not be hacked, 
a chimpanzee was able to do it!  
(See the movie here:,2645,63298,00.html

17.  30% of all U.S. votes are carried out on unverifiable touch screen 
voting machines with no paper trail.

18.  All -- not some -- but all the voting machine errors detected and 
reported in Florida went in favor of Bush or Republican candidates.,2645,65757,00.html

19.  Governor Jeb Bush of the state of Florida, is the President's brother.

20.  Serious voting anomalies in Florida -- again always favoring Bush -- 
have been mathematically demonstrated and experts are recommending further