Tuesday, September 26, 2006


WILL THE NEXT ELECTION BE HACKED?


"...one muggy day in mid-August, Hood was surprised to see the
president of Diebold's election unit, Bob Urosevich, arrive in
Georgia from his headquarters in Texas. With the primaries looming,
Urosevich was personally distributing a 'patch,' a little piece of
software designed to correct glitches in the computer program. 'We
were told that it was intended to fix the clock in the system,
which it didn't do,' Hood says. 'The curious thing is the very
swift, covert way this was done.'

Georgia law mandates that any change made in voting machines be
certified by the state. But thanks to Cox's agreement with Diebold,
the company was essentially allowed to certify itself. 'It was an
unauthorized patch, and they were trying to keep it secret from the
state,' Hood told me. 'We were told not to talk to county personnel
about it. I received instructions directly from Urosevich. It was
very unusual that a president of the company would give an order
like that and be involved at that level.'"

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

As an aside, it will be interesting to see if gas prices fall until the November elections; then there's Karl Rove's 'October Surprise'...

2 comments:

annie said...

Over at the FindLaw website, John Dean wrote last April of the "October Surprise."

The possibilities he saw at the time: 1. Cheney's resignation for health reasons. 2. Putting together a "Great Powers" coalition to pressure Iran on no-nukes. 3. A unilateral attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

I'm sure the lowering gas prices are part of the strategy...and hoping Bush thinks that will be enough to ensure his "popularity" (especially considering #3 above).

Robert Brady said...

A house democratic majority in November would be very bad news for these henchmen; some say they simply can't let it happen...