From the original facebook post:
Folks, DEF-CON in Las Vegas proved again that our elections have been computerized, privatized, and outsourced! A voting system that we at AUDIT AZ see as a system that was built to cheat. (see video link below) A system for many years with built-in impunity to steal. A system run with a failed concept known as “Security by Obscurity,” which ultimately became the handy rationale for skirting transparency and fighting record request into the inter working and, once uncover, led us into the world of the insiders and who really runs/program elections.
A tipping point is coming! 2016 / 2017 are the years that the average American is learning that their elections are easily gamed. Either we have elections that are transparent, trackable and publicly verified, and then maybe more people will vote!
Or more people will stop voting because they’ve lost faith in their vote being counted as cast and see the system as sad joke that it is now!
The solution is simple… it’s transparency!!!
In Las Vegas I filmed most of the speakers and will have up very soon. I also circulated close to 600 copies of this 2-page abstract: “Publicly Verified Elections are Key to De-Corrupting Our Democracy NOW!” Link to doc: http://tinyurl.com/y9sf2r77
According to longtime friend and attorney Bill Risner, “Every study of the security of computer voting systems has identified insiders such as company employees and/or vendors and election department employees as the primary security risks. These same vendors when having their software certified, instructed the test labs “NOT” to check the software for security.” Court video. https://youtu.be/JE0kOvFjn_0
The referenced document:
In an “ah ha” moment, election integrity investigators realized that 40% of the voting optical scanners presently in use have the built-in ability to transparently verify reported election results RIGHT NOW! The optical scanner that used to count hand-marked paper ballots are rapidly being replaced with technology that uses digital imagery to count scanned ballot images. At the current rate, by the next presidential election, approximately 85% of the country will generate scanned ballot images.
These new digital systems scan paper ballots and create exact copies; enable trackability through each link of the chain-of-custody, reconcile ballots by precinct, and empower anyone to audit and verify election results.
IMAGINE – We the People will be able to download ballot images by precinct, program an application and verify election results on a computer or print the ballots and hand count them if we want!
Our esteemed colleague Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.org explains “The Brakey Method that puts the brakes on mystery elections once and for all. A simple 3-step method places public election back under public control.”
1. Preserve and make public the “ballot images” — Modern voting systems take a picture of every ballot, called a “ballot image.”
2. Peg the ballot image to the paper ballot using a unique ID number not connected to any voter identifier in any way, thereby maintaining voter anonymity and the “secret ballot.”
3. Make sure ballots are a public record so that any person can arrange to inspect the actual ballots at any time. …