The Trump Card to Rig Elections
By Robert Willmann, Jr.
November 4, 2014
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The foundation for assuring the integrity of any system is auditing and cross-checking. For electronic voting machines, what about audits and recounts? The U.S. Congress put this in Title Three of HAVA, with its warm and reassuring caption, “Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Election Technology and Administration Requirements” –
“[Section 301(a)(2)]. Audit Capacity.
(A) In General. The voting system shall produce a record with an audit capacity for such system.
(B) Manual Audit Capacity.
(i) The voting system shall produce a permanent paper record with a manual audit capacity for such system.
(ii) The voting system shall provide the voter with an opportunity to change the ballot or correct any error before the permanent paper record is produced.
(iii) The paper record produced under subparagraph (A) shall be available as an official record for any recount conducted with respect to any election in which the system is used.” 
Read that carefully several times. A decent, trusting American might think that a paper ballot with the voter’s selections will be printed out, the voter will check it to be sure it matches what was selected on the electronic voting machine, and each ballot printed out will be kept by the election department so that a hand recount can be done to check the electronic results. But does it say that?
Notice the cunning wording. The “audit capacity” is for “such system” and not for each individual voter’s ballot. The paper record is for the whole system, meaning the vote totals as created by the electronic voting machines and tabulating computers. You get a printout of the computer’s totals. You do not get a printout of each ballot verified by each voter, to be saved locally for a real recount.
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But hoping to use one of their two independent powers, people turning to the ballot box face the ultimate trump card. Electronic voting machines.
Voters no longer mark their ballots. Local election officials no longer count them. Devices created and programmed in secret do it. No recount is possible. Any fraud is undetectable.
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Two quotes to remember about voting and elections:
“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― Mark Twain
“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” — attributed to communist tyrant and mass murderer Josef Stalin
And, you expect me to “trust” the system!
Never mind that the “system” is structurally engineered to ensure that you only get to chose between large Gooferment and still larger Gooferment.
(Ross Perot was a democratic operative running to split the republican vote (again). He was campaigning on smaller Gooferment. He was on the verge of winning. He was being so competitive that he had to self-destruct the campaign to ensure the correct result. IMMEDIATELY, the two parties agreed to “reforms” that would prevent any challenge to the duopoly.
Even now, my beloved Libertarian Party, it financed by the D’s to split the R vote. As is the Green Party, which I regard as the Communist Party in disguise, is financed by the R’s to split the D vote.
And a return to a truly representative republic.
On our way to a 100% voluntary society.
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