ROMNEY RANKED #8 IN NATION AS THE MOST PRO ABORTION – PRO GAY RIGHTS IN THE NATION

One of the few conservative publications to expose Romney’s liberalism is the conservative weekly Human Events which (in a 2005 article) listed Romney at number eight on its list of “Top Ten Republicans in Name Only (RINOs).” Indeed, this report will demonstrate that Romney was probably the most pro-abortion and pro-gay rights Republican official in the nation for the last decade. The idea that he has suddenly become a conservative after a decade of liberal actions and statements would be merely amusing were it not for the fact that he’s running for the presidency and that many conservatives are falling for this act.

Top 10 RINOs (Republicans in Name Only)
Human Events 12/27/05 – (Mitt Romney is ranked #8)

In 2002, Romney responded to the National Abortion Rights Action League’s candidate survey: ”I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government’s. The truth is, no candidate in the governor’s race in either party would deny women abortion rights.” Notably, Romney refused to answer the candidate questionnaire sent to him by Massachusetts Citizens for Life.
– Boston Globe, 7/3/2005

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/

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I have faith in humanity to release the old, and welcome the new.

—-And the honest. Why anyone on earth would ever again vote for a Bush or a Clinton boggles even the biggest parts of my mind. I can’t wrap around it. What has to happen? What must be done in order for people to see the truth of what has been running this country since – I dare say – Ronald Reagan. Nice man, but he made Bush Sr. Director of the CIA, and it was the gravest mistake in our country’s history. Thanks Ron.

In any case – in the interest of keeping is short -why do people insist on electing criminals? Where is love of country? Love of the millions of people who have given there life and limb for our freedom to vote?

I am sitting with my head in my hands.  I am so very sad and so very worried.

After that, I rely on faith in truth to prevail.

The NH primary was rigged. Obama may not have the stomach for these things.  Who does? There are evil people in our world. Doing evil things. You know who they are. I have to work through it to the other side of my heart, where peace is found.

I’ll keep ya posted.

Apologies for repeat postings. They were not showing on my blog.

So, when I hit DELETE POST, so I can start over, the post is not really deleted. And when it’s not showing up on my blog, it’s still showing up here. Great.

AOL had some kind of funky script running inside the BLACK BOX VOTING email I copied from to post here. I finally had to copy into a diff program and try again, which worked. After 4 tries.

AOL is getting kinda scary. In big ways.

New Hampshire’s Voting Issues

A YouTube video from Black Box Voting that you won’t soon forget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiiaBqwqkXs THE CAT THAT CONTROLS NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION PROGRAMMING

John Silvestro and his small private business, LHS Associates, has exclusive

programming contracts for ALL New Hampshire voting machines, which combined will

count about 81 percent of the vote in the primary. And as to Super Tuesday and

beyond: Silvestro also has the programming contracts for the states of

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Silvestro IS the New Hampshire chain of custody in New England — Or at least, a

very large component in it.

Last fall, with the help of citizens like you, Black Box Voting began working on

“Chain of Custody” projects, in which we identified some of the areas of concern

that might affect many jurisdictions at once. First on the list for the

Northeast U.S. is LHS Associates, a vendor with inside access to every memory

card, as well as to the chips containing the “brain” of the Diebold optical scan

machines.

RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE

In an unusual confluence of available video, we obtained footage of Silvestro

grappling with Harri Hursti, the master hacker who had his way with the Diebold

optical scans in Leon County, Florida in the famous exploit that was showcased

in the film Hacking Democracy.

The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in

Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of

elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the

remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine.

Because the voting machine locations tend to be urban, this represents about 81

percent of the New Hampshire voters.

The video shows Harri Hursti testifying on Sept. 19 before the New Hampshire

legislature, attempting to explain significant vulnerabilities requiring urgent

mitigations; throughout his testimony, Silvestro inserted his own comments,

opinions, misstatements and speculations.

VOTING MACHINE CHECKUP

One area of disagreement between Hursti and Silvestro was the amount of

expertise needed to exploit the Diebold 1.94w optical scan system. Silvestro

claimed (in a strange contortion of reasoning) that he doesn’t hire very skilled

programmers, implying that this makes New Hampshire elections more secure.

Hursti pointed out that hiring programmers with a lack of knowledge is generally

not considered a security feature, and also that an average high schooler can

learn to exploit the system in two days to two weeks.

WE THINK IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT LONG

Black Box Voting purchased a Diebold optical scan with 1.94w firmware, and chose

a computer repair shop out of the phone book, took it in, grabbed the first

available technician. It took him less than 10 minutes to zero in on the memory

card as a point of critical vulnerability — and oh my, did he point out some

other intersting things!

NEW HAMPSHIRE HASN’T UPGRADED SYSTEM SECURITY

Silvestro tries to claim that the security problems have been fixed in newer

editions. Whether or not they have been, it’s a moot point in New Hampshire

where the upgrade is not made unless the Ballot Law Commission meets, and they

have not met for ages.

Silvestro then points to extraordinary measures taken by other states to enact

special procedural safeguards, but of course none of those were implemented in

New Hampshire either, because the Ballot Law Commission has not bothered to meet

since March 2006.

IN FACT, NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS NOT IMPLEMENTED MITIGATIONS FOR KNOWN RISKS

Not only that, they have turned all the programming over to a sole source

private company, taking vote counting for 81 percent of New Hampshire citizens

out of the public domain.

LHS is not subject to public records requirements, as the government is, at

least, not in New Hampshire. The control over memory card contents is absolute;

when cards malfunction or get lost, LHS brings the replacements.

CONTROL OVER THE “BRAINS” OF THE MACHINE: ACCESS TO THE CHIP

Since LHS maintains the machines, repairs the machines, and replaces the

machines — often on Election Day — when they malfunction, they have intimate

access to the chips, sockets, ports, communications devices and other electronic

components.

Silvestro stated that the chip has “read only memory” and cannot be reprogrammed

without frying it under ultraviolet light overnight.

Hursti never had a chance to examine the hardware, nor have most of the recent

university studies had access. But our friendly neighborhood computer repair guy

differed with Silvestro on the point of plug & play reprogramming of the guts of

the machine.

After I push the button to send this message out to the media and the citizenry,

I’ll work on getting a short YouTube video of the Accuvote checkup by our local

computer repairman. And before you say, “But wait! He’s not a world class

expert!” — That’s just the point.

Our local computer repairman may hit or miss on some of his analyses. You’ll all

be able to try your hand at second guessing him as soon as the next video is up.

But if he hits even one of his ideas for how to exploit the machine to steal

votes, that’s all it takes. From someone who is not, certainly, a world class

hacker or even a hacker at all.

I’ll post the link to that in a follow up here: http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/1954/71200.html?1199744175 , and invite you techs to weigh in.

Please feel free to distribute, reprint or excerpt, with link to Black Box

Voting and the video link above.

Bev Harris

Black Box Voting

bev@blackboxvoting.org

Obama campaign volunteers kicked out of precincts in New Hampshire

Campaign volunteers for the Barack Obama and Ron Paul have been kicked out of precincts from Concord to Swanzey for not having the proper credentials, several unrelated sources have witnessed.

In general elections it is standard practice to have poll workers sitting behind the registration table and scratching off names as people sign in. Periodically they take those lists and the campaign gets in contact with those who have voted yet.

But, that is for general elections and everyone who does this a) has to live reasonably nearby (read: state residents) and b.) have letters from the state party to be an “observer”.

Apparently many of these Obama and Paul observers did not have this letter. These same sources say that it is the Clinton campaign that has called foul

New Hampshire Senate President Sylvia Larsen, a Concord Democrat who supports Hillary Clinton, said she saw the Obama observers.

“I knew who they were and what they were doing,” Larsen said.

Neither the Clinton nor Obama campaigns would comment.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/primarysource/2008/01/obama_and_paul.html?p1=email_to_a_friend

Vote Fraud confirmed in New Hampshire (and more)

Sutton with 100% reporting reported 0 votes for paul but poster in Sutton posted:

My mom, aunt, and dad all voted for RP today in my hometown, My mom and aunt both work passing out ballots, and checking them off. I just looked at the politico map and it says their town has ZERO votes for Ron. Now i know that there isn’t corruption on voting in that little town, so where they reported it must be. What do I do, anyone know???

Originally Posted by sstjean View Post
This was posted to ronpaul-801 tonight: “This town numbers are wrong wrong wrong on this map. I am from Sutton originally and my parents and one aunt all voted for Ron Paul today and Sutton says 0. So this is wrong. This is a town that had 20 people counting the ballots and I have no reason to believe that they cheated. Small town and I was born and raised there. The real numbers will come in by morning. The electronic machines in the big towns are the ones we have to worry about.”

Earlier in the day, Brad Blog reported other suspicious behavior:

Our Spidey-sense started tingling before going to bed last night and hearing reports, on MSNBC, that there were 17 paper ballots cast in Dixville Notch, NH’s midnight, first-in-the-country voting. The report said that there were only 16 registered voters in the tiny voting precinct, yet 17 votes had been cast — suggesting that somehow, paper ballot “voter fraud” skullduggery was afoot.

Brad, however, believes the story is easily debunked:

Given that one of those reports seems to have begun on The DRUDGE REPORT earlier today, we’re not particularly surprised that the MSM kept repeating the easily-debunked stories running all day.

That, even while there are reasons to be concerned about how the paper ballots used in the New Hampshire Primary will actually be counted by the hackable Diebold optical-scan systems used in the state, as controlled and programmed by an outrageously bad private contractor there.

Of course, there is plenty of room for hank-panky, as Michael Collins notes:

81% of New Hampshire ballots are counted in secret by a private corporation named Diebold Election Systems (now known as “Premier”). The elections run on these machines are programmed by one company, LHS Associates, based in Methuen, MA. We know nothing about the people programming these machines, and we know even less about LHS Associates. We know even less about the secret vote counting software used to tabulate 81% of our ballots. People like to say “but we use paper ballots! They can always be counted by hand!”

But they’re not. They’re counted by Diebold. Only a candidate can request a hand recount, and most never do so. And a rigged election can easily become a rigged recount, as we learned in Ohio 2004, where two election officials were convicted of rigging their recount….

In short, the stage was set by Diebold and Republican operatives to rig yet another election, as the above first-hand account seems to indicate.

http://www.truthnews.us/?p=1587

VOTING FRAUD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ?

Vote Fraud Expert Warns Of New Hampshire Chicanery
Key vulnerabilities of Diebold machine identified within ten minutes by programmer

“It’s not who votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin.

Vote fraud expert Bev Harris has warned that New Hampshire’s electronic voting machines are wide open to fraud and that even modestly skilled computer programmers were able to identify key vulnerabilities within ten minutes of assessing them as key Democrat and Republican primaries unfold today.

The contract for programming all of New Hampshire’s Diebold voting machines, which combined will count 81 per cent of the vote today, is owned by LHS Associates, which also holds the contracts for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

LHS is owned by John Silvestro, who has been at the center of a long-running public dispute in trying to deflect accusations made by hacker Harri Hursti that the machines can easily be rigged. “The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine,” writes Harris.

One area of disagreement between Hursti and Silvestro was the amount of expertise needed to exploit the Diebold 1.94w optical scan system. Silvestro claimed (in a strange contortion of reasoning) that he doesn’t hire very skilled programmers, implying that this makes New Hampshire elections more secure.
Hursti pointed out that hiring programmers with a lack of knowledge is generally not considered a security feature, and also that an average high schooler can learn to exploit the system in two days to two weeks.

In this You Tube video, Silvestro constantly interrupts Hursti’s testimony in front of the New Hampshire legislative.

After purchasing a Diebold 1.94w machine, a computer repair shop employee picked at random by Black Box Voting was able to zero in on the system’s vulnerable memory card within just ten minutes.

Harris points out that LHS is a private company that will count over four fifths of the New Hampshire vote with no oversight whatsoever.

LHS is not subject to public records requirements, as the government is, at least, not in New Hampshire. The control over memory card contents is absolute; when cards malfunction or get lost, LHS brings the replacements.Since LHS maintains the machines, repairs the machines, and replaces the machines — often on Election Day — when they malfunction, they have intimate access to the chips, sockets, ports, communications devices and other electronic components.

A recent CNN report featured on Lou Dobbs’ show highlights just how easy it is to hack a voting machine and change how votes are tallied with just rudimentary programming skills. Experts warn that it takes only a minute for an unsupervised machine to be inserted with a virus and hacked.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2008/010808_vote_fraud.htm

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