An email leaked to the Free Press now has Ohioians scratching their heads….
I’m sure there are still a few out there who do not understand how computers talk to each other, but for those of us that do, this is damning incriminating evidence, quite possibly requiring Federal Marshall’s to oversee Ohio’s Elections. This has every appearance of massive fraud and can be deemed in no other way, than as a deliberate attempt by a Republican Secretary of State to circumvent the real voter tally…. and throw the election to Romney.
Election Counsel Brandi Laser Seske circulated a memo dated November 1st renewing the already shaky justification for installing software made by Election Systems and Solutions on vote tabulation equipment used in 39 Ohio counties. … Seske begins by explaining what she purports to be the purpose of the software patch: “Its function is to aid in the reporting of results that are already uploaded into the county’s system. The software formats results that have already been uploaded by the county into a format that can be read by the Secretary of State’s election night reporting system.”
This last minute “experimental” software update will supposedly transmit custom election night reports to the Secretary of State’s office from the county boards of elections, bypassing the normal election night reporting methods.
In order to justify this unusual parallel reporting method, Seske explains “It is not part of the certified Unity system, so it did not require federal testing.” This attempt to skirt federal and state law from one of the most partisan Secretary of State offices in the nation ignores basic facts of how modern information systems function.
Seske continues “Because the software is not 1) involved in the tabulation or casting of ballots (or in communicating between systems involved in the tabulation or casting of ballots) or 2) a modification to a certified system, the BVME [Board of Voting Machine Examiners] was not required to review the software.”
This software, functioning on a network through which votes are transmitted could act to intercept, alter or destroy votes from counties where it is not even installed, hence the “man in the middle” nickname.
Seske acted to bypass the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners required review.
An unelected, all Republican group of attorneys appears to have conspired to install election software without any testing or required certification which they are professionally unqualified to pass judgment upon. These types of last minute installations of software patches on voting machines are considered suspect by every voter, especially in light of the irregularities that took place in 2004….
No one knows what other software was placed on these patches. Quite possibly this entire plan is a ruse to install vote switching software into each machine, too close to the election to ever be checked…..