Why Tuesday?’s interview with California SoS Debra Bowen

Why Tuesday? is one of my favorite places to visit when it comes to the voting process. Their videos are always both educational and entertaining.

This video is of an interview with California’s Secretary of State Debra Bowen:

In August, CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen decertified certain types of voting machines used nationwide, citing security flaws uncovered by a University of CA study she commissioned. In this week’s episode, Bowen discusses her reaction to the study, how she thinks elections should happen in the USA, and her vision for voting in 2032.

This is a great interview.

Debra Bowen was in New Hampshire for their presidential primary two days ago to monitor their elections. In this brief interview she praises the system of the Ticonderoga #2 yellow pencil, with a string on it that’s tied to the voting booth!

Rodriguez Says No Immunity, No Testimony

Via: TPM Muckraker

With a full-blown criminal investigation in the works, Jose Rodriguez, the CIA official who ordered the destruction of the torture tapes, says, via his lawyer Bob Bennett, that he’s not testifying about it to Congress without immunity. He’d been scheduled to speak to the House intelligence committee next week as part of their investigation.

I say give him the damn immunity! I want to hear what he has to say, see who all was involved, and find out how high up this thing goes!

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Demonstrating that ballot scanners can be easily hacked..

From Blackboxvoting:

One man’s private, sole source company programs 81% of the election in New Hampshire, 100% in Connecticut, almost all of Massachusetts and most of Vermont. Never before seen video of the under-the-radar elections contractor John Silvestro as he tangles with master security expert Harri Hursti.

For the full version of the hack see the 80 minute HBO film “Hacking Democracy“.

For a better understanding of how Diebold, John Silvestro (LHS company owner), and Ken Hajjar (LHS Marketing and Sales Director) come into play when it comes to the voting in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachussetts and most of Vermont, read these posts by Brad Friedman of Brad Blog here and here.

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