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Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 9:35 am: |
The statement about Washington procedures is misleading. This directly from Sam Reed's office:
"King County is the government entity that made that argument.
There is a point after the cavassing of votes where state law says the ballots shall be sealed and maitained securely in case of a recount or litigation."
There is a point *after* canvassing votes. It seems that this is how it should be done, to prevent tampering.
My source, who was the supervisor of elections for King County, quoted Sam Reed directly on this. Now, the "canvassing of the votes" consists of comparing the poll tape result to the central tabulator result. The hacks we demonstrated knocked out both these canvassing tools, manipulating them to be false.
If the canvassing procedures use only the poll tapes (which we succeeded in manipulating) and the tabulator report (which we succeeded in manipulating) and the ballots must be kept sealed, at what point can anyone check the only evidence left?
I think we have a problem. -- Bev Harris