December 8, 2007

Bev Harris gets it wrong

Posted in election audits, Elections, Florida voting, Hr 811, paper ballots, voting, voting machines tagged , , , at 7:36 pm by bluebanshee

Debunking Bev’s tissue of factoids and insinuendo

I just received a fundraising appeal from Black Box Voting (Bev Harris’ 501(c)(3) organization) that left me scratching my head. So much of the information contained in the one-pager mailed to my home wrapped around a donation envelope was not based upon well-researched facts. Instead it was a farrago on insinuation and hyperbole designed to get raise alarms enough to folks to open their wallets to BBV.

Here is one passage that is a mix of information and mis-information:

Oregon does have some unique issues with its voting system. Oregon’s mail-in votes will be counted by ES&S computerized voting machines. It was an ES&S mail-in vote counting scanner (like those used to count Oregon mail-in votes) that was caught miscounting votes in Broward County, Florida in the 2004 presidential election. ES&S scanners were also caught miscounting in Orange County, Fla.

Let’s do a line-by-line analysis of the above paragraph and see where Bev gets it wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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