Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Update: Nothing to see here

So I think Terry said there was no problem with the voting process in pima county, guess we where wrong and my vote dose count...

No seriously, i stopped voting this year and I think Im OK with it, I vote with my dollar (what's left of it) I vote with my feet and I vote every time I open my month and tell the truth. I really I'm not interested in giving some sort of legitimacy to a system that could really care less about me and how I want to be represented.

John, Jim, Bill, and many other election integrity movement are true patriots and hard working activist I thank them for all the education they have given me over the last few years and wish them luck in "fixing" the problems but for me I have my reservations. On the other hand the new film coming out BY JT Waldron is a really good one and is a great educational tool to educate others on our Fatally Flawed voting system.



Even with no hope in the vote I will continue my online activism, AKA the Way I really vote you should too but vote with your mind, its easier than you think and you can do it when ever you fell like it.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ballots from 'Fixed' Arizona Election Finally to be Counted in Criminal Investigation by State AG

This week a long-demanded hand-count in Phoenix may confirm long-standing allegations of the electronic manipulation, on Diebold tabulators, of the 2006 Pima County RTA special election

And, then again, it may not...

- Brad Friedman, The BRAD BLOG

A hand-count of thousands of paper ballots -- one which could well trump the counts taking place in both MN and NY next week, at least in regards to national importance -- will quietly begin on Monday in a highly-secured Maricopa County, AZ facility, as part of a years-long criminal investigation. Ironically, coming as late as it does, three years after the election, the results of the count, no matter what they may be, will not affect the actual outcome of that election --- even if it is found that the results were originally rigged by elections officials.

After almost three years; hundreds of legal documents; scores of hours in courtrooms; precedent setting legal findings forcing the public release of Diebold computer databases supposedly recording how citizens voted in their own elections; allegations of potential hacking and fraud believed to have been possibly carried out by election official insiders; indications of tampering described as the result of "human error" by a report commissioned by the state AG, as part of a criminal investigation subsequently described by critics as a "whitewash"; arrests of local election integrity advocates; and lord knows how many articles documenting it at all here at The BRAD BLOG over those years, the paper ballots from the curious 2006 Regional Transit Authority (RTA) election in Pima County (Tucson), AZ will finally be counted, beginning next Monday, as part of a criminal investigation being carried out by the state's Attorney General.

The hand-count of all 120,821 ballots from that special election will be carried out not in Pima, but under the supervision of "certified professionals who work for the Maricopa County (Phoenix) Elections Department," according to a 2-page letter [PDF] sent by the AG's office to the chairman of the Democratic Party of Pima County. The "strictly-monitored" count will either settle, once and for all, the matter of whether that election was defrauded by election insiders manipulating the vulnerable electronic Diebold tabulation system --- or it won't...

FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7040

Keep it right here to see Video Updates from the New Freedoms Phoenix TV studio.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Video the Vote in Arizona

VideotheVote.org asked volunteers to go out on election day and video tape problem or anything of interest. A few dedicated people did that and reported these 9 video back to youtube.

Video 1&2 Wendy Lee, "Pre Marked Ballot"

Part 1

Wendy Lee was given a partially filled in paper ballot to vote on. After Wendy returned the ballot as invalid, the poll worker did not destroy the ballot. Only after Wendy insisted that it be destroyed, was the ballot voided.

Part 2


Video 3
A woman explains her long wait to vote at Laveen Elementary School; also a shot of an unofficial suggestion to go vote a provisional ballot at another location.

Video 4 Man on a Horse
man (on a horse) explains an apparent problem with too many voters assigned to one polling place with 2 1/2-hr lines, and across the street, no lines at all.

Video 5 Could Not Confirm Equipment Problem or Insecure Ballots
I was dispatched to check on voting equipment failure and insecure ballot storage at Desert Harbor Elementary School in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona. I spoke with a poll worker and several voters leaving the polling place, though all declined to appear on camera. All issues had been resolved by the time I arrived.

Video 6 Voting Running Smoothly in Peoria, Maricopa County AZ
I was dispatched to check on a report of people being turned away from the polls, but found no lines and a trickle of happy voters at Sonora Sky Elementary School polling location in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona.

VIdeo 7 Border Patrol
We were dispatched to a polling place in Oro Valley where there were reports of a Border Patrol truck parked just at the entrance to a polling place, Copper Springs Elementary School, in Oro Valley, AZ (just north of Tucson).
Sure enough, it was there, and we found its driver.

Video 8 M-Z
Suggestion from Arizona that the polls divide alphabet better; M-Z moved much faster than A-L, all day; perhaps Hispanic names favored in first half, so longer. Also, confusion with two polling places on either side of the street; and too many voters assigned to this location; across the street, line was never very long; here, about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Video 9 is High school kids asking there teacher about nothing. Don't watch this one.
A English Teacher at Coconino High School, talking about voting on a mail-in ballet.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Arizona Attorney General seems complicit in election fraud


John Brakey and Atty. Bill Risner confront the AZ Attorney General (Terry Goddard). The ballots in question need to be examined before they are destroyed. Terry Goddard misleads the public about his power to inspect the ballots

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Election integrity activist arrested!

The troubled Pima County Department of Elections still cannot seem to get it right. On Saturday, August 6th, volunteer John Brakey was observing vote counting. While examining ballot bags he noticed serious violations in 7 out of 7 bags according to Brakey. There were 3 types of errors. The first one was broken seals on the bags. The next type of error was missing Certified Report that are suppose to be inside the ballot bags. The final error was seal numbers one the outside of the bags that did not match the number on the Certified Report inside the bag.

At this time we do not know the significance of the irregularities and whether they represent election fraud or incompetence. Brakey was ejected from observing and arrested on instructions from Brad Nelson with Pima County Department of Elections. Brakey was later released and is being represented by Bill Risner. Risner is a familiar name and recently prevailed in a dispute with Pima County regarding data from the Pima County RTA election in 2006. Brakey said that his arrest was a huge error on the part of Nelson because it will not give him subpoena powers in his planned law suit against the county.

This is all the information we have at this time. It is astounding that Pima County is unable to count ballots in a timely and orderly fashion. These errors cast a suspicion over the results and weaken faith in the integrity of the process.

See the video @ the website below


Keep in mind that in the recent lawsuit in pima county it was determined that out sider have no ability to manipulate election results, this leave only those on the inside to change or alter election results.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Trailor for Fatally Flawed


After discovering evidence of election fraud in Pima County, Arizona, the Democratic Party had to sue the election facilitators of that county to examine critical public election data. The lawsuit resulted in the largest release of election data in U.S. history.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I have queztions too...

Proposed questions to all who would like to represent us in the state legislator...

1. Do you feel any urgency that Arizona’s election system is not as secure as it should be? Do you believe that Arizona’s election results could be compromised (and potentially changed) by faulty, or hackable, software provided by private, for-profit vendors?

Yes, No, Explain

2. How would you, as an elected official, propose to oversee and verify the accuracy of the machine vote counting given the secrecy that prevents citizens and officials from actually observing the vote count?

Yes, No, Explain

3. Do you think a more open and transparent election system would be a Win-Win situation for Arizona, providing transparency to and producing greater confidence in our elections.

Yes, No, Explain

4. What is Arizona’s current process for testing the election systems provided by corporate vendors? Do you feel it is sufficient? Would you conduct a “top to bottom” review of Arizona's voting technology (including voter databases and tabulating software)

Yes, No, Explain

5. Arizona law currently requires less than a one-tenth of one percent margin separating candidates or ballot questions in order to trigger a machine recount. Hand recounts are the only reliable method to check the accuracy of machine totals. If you are elected would you introduce or support legislation to establish standards that would allow candidates to request hand counts.

Yes, No, Explain

6. Currently Arizona law does not mandate specific security standards for ballot chain of custody and secure storage. Would you support a law mandating that all counties use serialized tamper-evident seals for boxes of ballots to track and verify chain of custody?

Would you favor imposing criminal penalties when seals are removed without verification by party observers?

Yes, No Explain

7. Arizona law requires the County Treasurer to be the officer in charge of holding ballots for time periods set by statute for federal and state elections. However, the law does not mandate a secure method for the election divisions in Arizona counties to turn these ballots over to the treasurer. This step would be necessary to ensure that in case of a recount, ballots matched to precincts can be quickly retrieved. If you are elected would you support a law to mandate that the Treasurer verify and record seal numbers on ballot boxes and certify that all the boxes retain the seals certified by the party representatives?

Yes, No, Explain

Do you think that any form of electronic vote counting can be trusted?”

“Do you realize that both the memory chips on the op-scans and the GEMS central tabulator can be hacked by insiders?”

“Do you understand that there are auditing protocols that will detect fraud with high statistical confidence and other protocols that are badly designed and would surely fail to catch fraud in close elections?” I

“Do you realize that publicly witnessed hand-counting of paper ballots at the polling place and immediate posting of the results would be the safest system of all?”

More to come...