Sunday, December 19, 2004

Video: David Cobb Reveals Reports of Tampering with Voting Machines

There is allot of video testimony availabe at David Cobb's site. Multiple formats. Windows file here.

transcript of this segment:

David Cobb: "Representative Conyers, I have the most recent breaking information. It will be very brief, but this is, I think, very important. It's probably the most troubling incident that has been related to my campaign. It was related only on Sunday December 12th, regarding the very shocking event that occurred last Friday, December 10th."

"The representative from Triad Systems came into this county's board of elections office un-announced (that is, on this Friday). He said he was just stopping by to see if they had any questions about the up-coming recount. He then headed into the back room where the Triad-supplied Tabulator (that is, the machine that COUNTS the ballots) is kept."

"This Triad representative told them there was a problem with the system, that the system had a bad battery and had — quote — 'lost all its data' — end quote."

"He then took the computer apart and started swapping parts in and out of it and another 'spare' tower PC also in the room. [He may have had spare parts in his coat as one of the BOE people moved it and remarked as to how very heavy it was. He finally re-assembled everything and said it was working but to not turn it off.]"

"He then asked which precinct would be counted for the 3% recount test, and the one which had been selected as it had the right number of votes, was relayed to him. He then went back and did something else to the Tabulator."

"The Triad Systems representative suggested that since the hand count had to match the machine count exactly, and since it would be hard to memorize the several numbers which would be needed to get the count to come out exactly right, that they should post this series of numbers on the wall where they would not be noticed by observers. He suggested making them look like employee information or something similar."

"The people doing the hand count could then, he said, just report those numbers no matter what they actually counted in the ballots. This would then — quote — 'match' — the Tabulator report for this precinct exactly. [The numbers were apparently the final certified counts for the selected precinct.]"

Rep. Conyers: "David Cobb, I need you to arrange a meeting with our staff immediately, as soon as possible, so we can go into detail on this matter."

David Cobb: "Thank you. Mr. Conyers, in the interests of brevity, I will stop. It is shocking; it is going on across the States."

More Video

Ever here the saying: "Deny, Deny, Deny".

Kenneth Blackwell:

"We apparently have a glitch in the system at the county level," but affirms that "no matter how much they protest, no matter how many lawsuits they file — I have the fullest of confidence in the integrity of our system."

We apparently have a glitch, but I have the fullest confidence in that? Uh-huh.

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