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Category: Voting Systems :: Election Business
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What Will It Take for Americans to Understand the Basics of Election Integrity? 26.6.2017 BradBlog
There are several basic election integrity truths that have escaped the attention of most Americans, even as they confront the scope of alleged Russian cyber intrusions into America's disparately run, local elections systems. [Despite repeated assurances from U.S. officials that hackers didn't go so far as to alter vote ...
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GA's Unverifiable E-Vote System Passwords, Voter Database, More, Found on Unsecured Server: 'BradCast' 6/19/2017 20.6.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, another blockbuster report confirms vulnerabilities in our nation's voting systems that I've been trying to warn about for more than a decade, and several other stories not receiving the dire attention merited this week. [Audio link to complete show is posted below.] In advance of Tuesday's highly contested ...
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Third river fatality this year at Sequoia National Park 18.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 26-year-old woman has died after falling into a creek in Sequoia National Park, the third drowning in the park this year, authorities said Sunday.

The incident occurred Saturday evening when the woman fell into Silliman Creek near the Twin Lakes Trail and was subsequently swept downstream, according...

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Diebold Election Whistleblower Stephen Heller on NSA Election Whistleblower Reality Winner: 'BradCast' 6/12/2017 13.6.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, things are not going well in the judicial system for Donald Trump. And, an election-related whistleblower joins us to offer insight into the undoubtedly agonizing decision of another election-related whistleblower who was arrested just last week. [Audio link to show follows below.] The week is not starting off ...
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Thief steals car with toddler inside after mother runs back into home to retrieve item 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A mother and her 2-year-old son were reunited Thursday after a man stole a car with the toddler inside.

The mother had been preparing to leave when she realized she left an item in her apartment. She dashed back inside, leaving the keys in the car along with her son, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron...

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100% Unverifiable Diebold Touchscreens Save the Day for GOP in GA06!: 'BradCast' 4/19/2017 20.4.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, not that we enjoy saying "we told ya so," but, yeah, another election result goes south on 100% unverifiable Diebold touch-screen systems in a key election for Democrats, as we've been warning for weeks (years, really). And, yes, the disgraced Bill O'Reilly has finally been fired by ...
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About that 'Hack' of Georgia's U.S. House Special Election: 'BradCast' 4/4/2017 5.4.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, a story out of Georgia serves as a jarring reminder that we'd better not wait until 2018 to be concerned about the integrity and public oversight of our electronically tabulated elections. Also, the political blame game is underway regarding the Republicans' planned use of the "nuclear option" ...
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Amid the storm, Devin Nunes' two worlds render vastly different judgments of him 3.4.2017 LA Times: Nation
Amid the storm, Devin Nunes' two worlds render vastly different judgments of him By Cathleen Decker April 3, 2017 | Reporting from Tulare, Calif. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press) At home, Devin Nunes...
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What all those dead trees mean for the Sierra Nevada 28.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The ponderosa pine had taken root decades before the Revolutionary War, making a stately stand on this western Sierra Nevada slope for some 300 years, Nate Stephenson figures. 

Then came the beetle blitzkrieg. Now the tree is a dab in the gray and rusty death stain smeared across the mountain range.

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How a former Clinton aide is rewriting Silicon Valley’s political playbook 28.1.2017 Washington Post
How a former Clinton aide is rewriting Silicon Valley’s political playbook
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday 12.1.2017 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Confused About All This Russia Business? The animators at TomoNews break it down. Youuuuuu...might want to wear raingear: x YouTube Video By the way, I watched Trump’s presser yesterday morning with the sound turned off because Kellyanne Conway told me to focus not on his words but what's in his heart. And guess what? Even on mute he’s still an asshole. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! ...
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Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, killing 9 20.12.2016 The Hill
Police have arrested a man suspected of driving a truck into a crowd of people in Berlin Monday evening.Police said it's unclear if the suspect was the driver of the truck, which plowed into a crowd of people outsi...
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Spotlight on green news and views: Clean energy jobs; polar vortex breakdown; ND protectors dig in 4.12.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the November 30 Green Spotlight . More than 25,(990) environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  SusanCStrong writes— Say: “Clean Energy Jobs Now!”  “The number of stakeholders in the climate protection ‘game’ are many and powerful. The pushing and shoving likely to take place behind the scenes in D.C. will be mighty too, though we may be unable to see it clearly. But none of these players need our framing help. Who does? Climate protection activists at the national, state, and local level, dealing with an audience of Trump voters who felt abandoned by both the GOP and the Democratic party. For these voters, the word “climate” is a red flag. They have been trained to believe that there ...
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How I Came to Grips With My American Exceptionalism 20.11.2016 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The fluorescent circus of Election 2016—that spectacle of yellow comb-overs and orange skin and predatory pussy-grabbing and last-minute FBI interventions and blinking memes hewn by an underground army of self-important internet trolls —has finally come to its unnatural end. I had looked forward to this moment, only to find us all instantly embroiled in a new crisis. And unfortunately, it's easy to foretell what, or rather who, will move into the bright lights of our collective gaze now: Americans are going to continue to focus on...well, ourselves. We are obviously not, for instance, going to redeploy our energies toward examining the embarrassing war that we're still waging in Afghanistan, now in its 16th year—something that went practically unmentioned during election season even as fighting heated up there. (You can be sure that Afghans have a somewhat different perspective on the newsworthiness of that war.) We are also not going to spend our ...
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On the road with our American selves 18.11.2016 Le Monde Diplomatique

The fluorescent circus of Election 2016 — that spectacle of yellow comb-overs, and orange skin, and predatory pussy-grabbing, and last-minute FBI interventions, and blinking memes hewn by an underground army of self-important Internet trolls — has finally come to its unnatural end. I had looked forward to this moment, only to find us all instantly embroiled in a new crisis. And unfortunately, it's easy to foretell what, or rather who, will move into the bright lights of our collective gaze (...)

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On the Road With Our American Selves: Or How to Feel Like a Jerk in Mombasa 17.11.2016 Truthout.com
Locals boarding the Likoni Ferry bound for Mombasa, Kenya, on March 20, 2011. (Photo: Xiaojun Deng ) The fluorescent circus of Election 2016 -- that spectacle of yellow comb-overs, and orange skin, and predatory misogyny, and last-minute FBI interventions , and blinking memes hewn by an underground army of self-important Internet trolls -- has finally come to its unnatural end. I had looked forward to this moment, only to find us all instantly embroiled in a new crisis. And unfortunately, it's easy to foretell what, or rather who, will move into the bright lights of our collective gaze now: we're going to (continue to) focus on... well, ourselves. We are obviously not, for instance, going to redeploy our energies toward examining the embarrassing war that we're still waging in Afghanistan, now in its 16th year -- something that went practically unmentioned during election season, even as fighting heated up there. (You can be sure that Afghans have a somewhat different perspective on the newsworthiness of ...
This last-minute voting-machine hack is drawing fire from security experts 7.11.2016 Technology

This last-minute voting-machine hack is drawing fire from security expertsFriday afternoon, US election officials got an unpleasant surprise. The security firm Cylance released a report disclosing a new attack on the popular Sequoia AVC Edge voting machine, potentially compromising both the machine’s public vote tally and a backup known as the Protective Counter. In the home stretch of election season, the result was an alarming reminder of how vulnerable many voting machines still are.


Trump Restraining Order in OH, New Fears of Election Day Havoc in U.S., and 'Fraction Magic': 'BradCast' 11/4/2016 5.11.2016 BradBlog
As we note on more than one occasion on today's BradCast, buckle up! [Audio link to show is at bottom of article.] Just days before the Presidential election, Democrats are in court in 6 different states attempting to preemptively block alleged "voter intimidation" schemes by Trump and the GOP, and today ...
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Three Reasons Why Voting Won’t Be Rigged 4.11.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File People line up to vote in the primary at a precinct in Bradfordton, Illinois.  When Donald Trump describes next Tuesday’s election as “rigged,” he conflates two things.  The first is that “the establishment,” in whatever form, is powerfully arrayed against ordinary Americans and against Trump himself as their tribune. The second, darker and more dangerous, allegation is that the voting process itself cannot be trusted, that even if people come out and vote for him, “massive” voting fraud on Election Day and the manipulation of the count will steal the election from him. The first, though Trump is hardly the best messenger for it, is at least an arguable proposition, and has some resonance in the progressive critique. Trump’s second charge, however, poses a serious threat to our democracy and is an essential tool of authoritarian-leaning demagogues. Just as important: It really can’t happen here. We need to be clear about that, and we also need to be clear about what we do need ...
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Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet 28.10.2016 AP National
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual problem....
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