If computerized election theft WAS occurring, would you want to know?
Boston-based attorney Jonathan D. Simon -- co-founder and director of the Election Defense Alliance - has written a new book entitled CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century.
Come out to hear him and other experts share what they know.
Simon will be joined by University of Pennsylvania professor and researcher Steve Freeman, author of Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen: Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count" and Virginia Martin, Co-Election Commissioner of Columbia County, NY, who has been conducting 100% hand-count audits of voted ballots since optical-scan voting machines were introduced in her county.
Andrea Miller, Director of People Demanding Action, will provide a brief history of illegal and illegal methods used to suppress votes and voters.
Above, Jonathan Simon; and below from left, Virginia Martin, Steve Freeman & Andrea Miller
- Johns Hopkins, Princeton, University of Maryland and University of Michigan computer experts have repeatedly shown that rigging voting machines and centralized tabulators is quite possible - and indeed quite easy for those with access and expertise.
- There is a well-documented, decades-long history of illegal and "legal" voting suppression. Is there a bright ethical line between such overt and more covert schemes for gaining and holding power in a democracy?
- In 2004, the presidential exit polls famously predicted a Kerry win. Were the historically reliable exit polls all wrong - or were the "official" results wrong?
- In 2004, Boston attorney Jonathan Simon noticed and downloaded "unadjusted" exit poll data left online by CNN. This information has been analyzed by numerous experts - and the results, based on statistical analysis, are shocking: election fraud was a near certainty.
- That was just the beginning. Continuing forensic investigation has exposed a decade riddled with electoral red flags and suspect votecounts. And yet America collectively has persisted in giving its unobservable vote-counting systems a full faith-based free pass.
If there were computer-based election fraud happening, would that be worth investigating? And, apart from any evidence of fraud, how comfortable should we be with having elections, national policy and direction, decided by votes counted unobservably in the pitch dark of cyberspace?
Jonathan Simon's stirring call to action in CODE RED:
There are genuinely difficult problems facing us as a nation and as a species in the years to come: climate change, over-population, food and resource distribution, weapons control, protection of privacy, and all manner of ecological challenges, just to name a few. . . .
Compared to these challenges, the basic counting of votes—in an observable way that ensures the legitimacy of our elections and vouchsafes the public an un-distorted voice in the making of all these hard choices—is an easy assignment. We need only to break a spell that has been cast on us—a spell of convenience, passivity, helplessness. We need only remember that democracy is not something that we watch, it is something that we do.