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  • Thursday, December 23, 2004

    "Cheat sheet" allows local officials to ignore actual ballots in election recount

    "Cheat sheets" are probably the most revealing aspect of "voting irregularities" uncovered so far in the 2004 US presidential election scandal. According to this article:

    The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued a stinging letter to the president of Triad Election Systems Thursday, remarking that he had "more questions and concerns than ever" after viewing a tape of Triad's visit to the Hocking County Board of Elections Dec. 20. In a sworn affidavit, Hocking elections official Sherole Eaton wrote that a Triad official may have inappropriately tampered with a tabulation machine and tried to plant unverified information into the recount, encouraging local officials to use a "cheat sheet." RAW STORY acquired the letter late Thursday evening.
    And apparently, Triad left unofficial vote totals on public servers. And no doubt you are aware of that "bank of computers" Karl Rove was working at? I wonder if this was the reason behind the difference in exit poll data, compared to the "official results"? The ONLY 2 states where exit poll data and "results" did not match were Ohio and Florida. Two main points here, firstly, why are cheat sheets allowed to be used, rather than actual ballots, when it is obvious that leaving unofficial vote totals on an open server could result in vote hacking? Secondly, why were Ohio and Florida the ONLY 2 states where exit poll data did not match up with "official results"?

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