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Subject: For Researcher snapanswer-ga: Electronic Voting Errors and Fraud
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Posted: 10 Jun 2004 06:47 PDT
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I've heard that lots of disturbing reports of major errors and fraud
with Electronic Voting have already happened.

1) Can you find me a collection of such reports?
2) Can you tell me which Senators and Representatives have already
pledged support for H.R.2239 / S.1980 ( Voter Confidence and Increased
Accessibility Act of 2003 )?
3) Can you tell me how to find contact information for all of my
Senators and Representives, so that I can send them snail mail


Subject: Re: For Researcher snapanswer-ga: Electronic Voting Errors and Fraud
Answered By: snapanswer-ga on 23 Jun 2004 18:17 PDT
There is concern among many groups that e-voting (short for electronic
voting) is ripe for abuse.  Some question using computers at all, for
fear that the computer software could manipulate results.  Others just
want to require that voters have the assurance a vote confirmation
paper trail that could be used in a recount.

A number of stories have fueled concerns about this:
First, and likely the earliest account to raise concerns about
E-Voting is this analysis by Avi Rubin, a computer scientist from John
Hopkins University:
E-voting Security

Next is an "admission of wrongdoing" by Diebold, a manufacturer of
electronic voting devices.  It turns out that in all 17 California
counties that used Diebold devices, modified software had been
installed on the machines without certification by state officials,
federal officials, or both.
Wired: "E-Voting Undermined by Sloppiness" by Kim Zetter, December 17, 2003.,2645,61637,00.html

More recently, Diebold was in the news again, when the company
announced that it will no longer allow its senior executives nor
employees of its elections division to donate to political candidates.
 This is in response to a firestorm that arose when a letter written
by the CEO of Diebold, Walden O'Dell, "committed to helping Ohio
deliver its electoral votes to the president..."
Wired:  "Diebold Bans Political Donations" by Associated Press, June 7, 2004,1283,63753,00.html

In addition, in California, North Carolina, and Florida, there have
been issues of "missing votes" and other anomolies with electronic
voting machines.
Wired:  "Lost E-Votes Could Flip Napa Race" by Kim Zetter, March 15, 2004,2645,62655,00.html

Wired:  "E-Vote Machines Drop More Ballots" by Kim Zetter, February 9, 2004,2645,62206,00.html

And, finally, internal Diebold memos report trouble in Florida in the
now infamous 2000 election, with reports of manipulated vote tallys.
Scoop: "Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud" by
Alastair Thompson, October 24, 2003

For additional coverage of this issue, you may find the following links useful:
Additional Wired E-Vote Coverage

Additional Coverage

If you would like to get involved in the campaign to require a paper
confirmation trail for electronic voting, the following organizations
are active in this area:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation

For an easy way to send email to government officials, as well as
additional contact information for phone calls or "snail mail"

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

I went to the following links to find the sponsors and co-sponsors in
the House and Senate for H. R. 2239 and S. 1980.

In the Senate, there are 6 sponsors and co-sponsors to the legislation:
Dec 09, 2003    Sen. Graham, Bob  (D-FL) SPONSOR
Feb 23, 2004    Sen. Nelson, Bill (D-FL)
May 18, 2004    Sen. Dayton, Mark (D-MN)
Mar 25, 2004    Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. (D-NJ)
Feb 23, 2004    Sen. Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)
Apr 01, 2004    Sen. Hollings, Ernest F. (D-SC)
                Sen. Clinton, Hillary R. (D-NY) Supporting action, non-sponsor

In the House, there are 144 sponsors and co-sponsors to the legislation:
May 22, 2003    Rep. Rush Holt  (D-NJ) SPONSOR
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR)
Oct 02, 2003 	Rep. Mike Ross  (D-AR)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Nov 05, 2003 	Rep. Fortney Stark (D-CA)
Nov 06, 2003 	Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Oct 28, 2003 	Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)
Oct 30, 2003 	Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Hilda Solis (D-CA)
Jul 09, 2003 	Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA)
Oct 28, 2003 	Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA)
Feb 04, 2004 	Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Nov 20, 2003 	Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Jan 28, 2004 	Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
Jul 25, 2003 	Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Oct 16, 2003 	Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-FL)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
May 20, 2004 	Rep. Jim Davis (D-FL)
Jul 09, 2003 	Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Mar 30, 2004 	Rep. F. Allen Boyd (D-FL)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Nov 18, 2003 	Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
Feb 10, 2004 	Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO)
Feb 04, 2004 	Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)
Oct 02, 2003 	Rep. Michael Honda (D-CA)
Nov 18, 2003 	Rep. Thomas Allen (D-ME)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Oct 16, 2003 	Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Albert Wynn (D-MD)
Jan 27, 2004 	Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA)
Jun 22, 2004 	Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)
Nov 25, 2003 	Rep. Marty Meehan (D-MA)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Apr 20, 2004 	Rep. James McGovern (D-MA)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
Jan 28, 2004 	Rep. John Olver (D-MA)
Nov 05, 2003 	Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS)
Oct 30, 2003 	Rep. Julia Carson (D-IN)
Mar 30, 2004 	Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
Feb 10, 2004 	Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
Jun 22, 2004 	Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Mar 30, 2004 	Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
Oct 02, 2003 	Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Nov 14, 2003 	Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
Jul 25, 2003 	Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Ted Strickland (D-OH)
Jan 28, 2004 	Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY)
Mar 09, 2004 	Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Michael McNulty (D-NY)
Feb 04, 2004 	Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)
Oct 29, 2003 	Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Charles Stenholm (D-TX)
Nov 14, 2003 	Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Nicholas Lampson (D-TX)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX)
Nov 14, 2003 	Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
Jul 25, 2003 	Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Nov 05, 2003 	Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Oct 02, 2003 	Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Norman Dicks (D-WA)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Oct 16, 2003 	Rep. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Nov 18, 2003 	Rep. Thomas Davis (R-VA)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI)
Mar 09, 2004 	Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
Nov 05, 2003 	Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
Oct 28, 2003 	Rep. James Moran (D-VA)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
Oct 28, 2003 	Rep. Chris Bell (D-TX)
Oct 02, 2003 	Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)
Oct 30, 2003 	Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX)
Oct 29, 2003 	Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA)
Oct 16, 2003 	Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Nov 25, 2003 	Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH)
Feb 10, 2004 	Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Major Owens (D-NY)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
Feb 10, 2004 	Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
Jul 09, 2003 	Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Apr 20, 2004 	Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Nov 18, 2003 	Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. David Price (D-NC)
Oct 16, 2003 	Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)
Nov 18, 2003 	Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Martin Olav Sabo (D-MN)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI)
Jun 17, 2003 	Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Mar 10, 2004 	Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI)
Nov 21, 2003 	Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
Nov 17, 2003 	Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Oct 28, 2003 	Rep. William Lipinski (D-IL)
Oct 30, 2003 	Rep. Jesse Jackson (D-IL)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Dec 08, 2003 	Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
Jan 20, 2004 	Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Jul 21, 2003 	Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
Jun 24, 2003 	Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Jul 09, 2003 	Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA)
Sep 04, 2003 	Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Mar 02, 2004 	Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Mar 30, 2004 	Rep. Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
May 04, 2004 	Rep. Frank Ballance (D-NC)

Search Strategy:  Search for stories on Diebold and E-Vote at Wired and elsewhere.

Search Terms: Diebold voting paper

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