Voice of the Voters

From: Nancy Tobi <nancy_dot_tobi_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 06:58:46 CDT

PLEASE CIRCULATE

 *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

* *EXCLUSIVE

* * Three eVoting Whistleblowers Interviewed Together for the First Time
Anywhere

*
 Stephen Heller, Bruce Funk and Guest Host, Ion Sancho

 on

 1360 AM, Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio, and the Internet
 Wednesday, May 2 -- 8PM

Doylestown, PA: Tune in to *Voice of the Voters* this Wednesday, May 2 at
8PM to listen to an hour devoted to three American heroes - whistleblowers,
who, based on their experiences on the ground, will paint a comprehensive
picture of electronic voting in America, the deceptive practices of
corporations, the often misguided relationships between election officials
and electronic voting machine vendors, the various system inadequacies and
how the voice of the citizen is left out of the elections process.

*Steve Heller * became known as the "Diebold Whistleblower" when in January
2004, he stole and exposed legal documents providing smoking gun evidence
about Diebold Election Systems' nefarious activities in the State of
California. Partly as a result of Heller's actions, in April 2004, former
California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley de-certified Diebold in
California for what he called their "fraudulent," "despicable," and
"deceitful behavior."

>From Utah, *Bruce Funk *, who with Harry Hursti, was able to prove the
insecurity of Diebold machines and the fact that votes could be made to
disappear without evidence. He is the Emery County Clerk, who, under
pressure, resigned his position rather than preside over elections that used
Diebold machinery.

This week's special guest host, *Ion Sancho* is the Supervisor of Elections
in Leon County, Florida, and the first elected official in the country to
call for and carry out independent testing of electronic voting machines in
his county. He is a legend in voting rights circles. In December of 2005,
Mr. Sancho stepped onto the national stage when he became the first elected
official in the country to call for and carry out independent testing of his
county's electronic voting machines. From BlackBoxVoting.org:

 Due to contractual non-performance and security design issues, Leon County
(Florida) supervisor of elections Ion Sancho has announced that he will
never again use Diebold in an election. He has requested funds to replace
the Diebold system from the county. On Tuesday, the most serious "hack"
demonstration to date took place in Leon County. The Diebold machines
succumbed quickly to alteration of the votes.

 Stephen Heller, Bruce Funk and Ion Sancho each have direct personal
experience with Diebold and the scars to prove it. This week's Voice of the
Voters will raise serious questions about our current elections process and
those who are controlling it.

*The bottom line for America: present day electronic voting machines (and
supporting systems) are so fatally flawed that they cannot be secured. Find
out why from three people who know and who want America to know all about it
this week on Voice of the Voters. We must:*

    * STOP using the election process as part of the political game

   * STOP having the election system of this Country determined by
   private parties needs for profits and political parties needs for
   control/victories versus citizens rights and needs for open independently
   verifiable, fair and elections which can be proven to original intent of the
   voter

   * STOP vendors from financing election and government associations and
   meetings

    * STOP and face vital truth: DREs (touchscreens) cannot provide
   openness and fairness

   * ASK WHY are we continuing to use touchscreen-voting systems, which
   do not allow an independent, fully observable process? The uses of
   touchscreen voting runs counter to right of people to know what is really
   happening!

   * STOP secrecy and private decisions; check "power" of political
   appointees to determine the direction of our election support system and
   make decisions with little or no oversight

 As always, John Gideon, Executive Director of Voters Unite will give Voice
of the Voters listeners a round-up of all the week's voting news.

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*Voice of the Voters* is an hour devoted to voting rights, election reform
and voter-verified paper ballots. Ultimately it is an exploration of
Representative Democracy itself and the responsibilities of citizens and
their elected representatives. It airs every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM ET
on 1360 AM and on the
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http://wnjc.duxpond.com/)

Note: If you use dial up internet, it is best to turn off all other programs
in order to receive clearest broadcast.

Listeners can call in questions live at 856-227-1360 and submit questions in
advance at the SaveOurVote
website<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n9ycj4bab.0.0.iknsyrbab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fmysite.verizon.net%2Fresq4lzq%2Fcvi%2Fid252.html>
.

Voice of the Voters now also available as a podcast at iTunes.com under
"Voice of the Voters" in the News & Politics category

Archived shows are available at
http://mysite.verizon.net/resq4lzq/cvi/id267.html. Click
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*WHO:* Ion Sancho, Bruce Funk and Stephen Heller

*WHAT: * Voice of the Voters, radio program

*WHEN:* Wednesday, May 2, 8PM

*WHERE:*1360 AM and on the Internet

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*Upcoming Shows*

As congress considers H.R. 811, this week's show begins an important
three-part series to get the truth and provide input from both sides of this
debate.

*May 9:* Discussion/Debate from both sides of the H.R. 811 controversy.

*May 16:* A special guest who will bring it all together.

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*GUEST BIOS:*

*Ion Sancho *

Ion Sancho was elected to his first term as the Supervisor Of Elections for
Leon County, Florida in November 1988. He was re-elected in 1992, 1996,
2000, and 2004, serving his fifth term as of January 2, 2005.

During his years of service as Leon County's Supervisor Of Elections, Mr.
Sancho has devoted special attention to modernizing the county's voting
system and increasing the participation of citizens in the democratic
process.

Mr. Sancho's credentials include: J.D. Florida State University Law School,
1987: B.A. Social Science, Stetson University, 1978; A.A. Valencia Community
College, 1973; State Certified Supervisor Of Elections; Nationally certified
by the Elections Center as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator
(CERA); Former staff member, Florida House of Representatives, Corrections,
Probation & Parole Committee; Center for Policy Alternatives, Voter
Participation Advisory Board; Member, The Elections Center; Past Member, Big
Bend Saltwater Classic.

*Steve Heller*

Steve Heller became known as the "Diebold Whistle-blower" when in January
2004, he stole and exposed legal documents providing smoking gun evidence
about Diebold Election Systems' nefarious activities in the State of
California. Partly as a result of Heller's actions, in April 2004, former
California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley de-certified Diebold in
California for what he called their "fraudulent," "despicable," and
"deceitful behavior."

For stealing and exposing the documents, Steve was charged by the Los
Angeles District Attorney with three felonies. In November 2006, he pleaded
guilty to one felony count of unauthorized access to a computer. He is
currently on felony probation.

Steve is an actor, writer, political progressive and election integrity
activist. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actor and writer Michele
Gregory.

*Bruce Funk*

Mr. Funk's story and selected biographical information can be found
here<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=n9ycj4bab.0.0.iknsyrbab.0&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slweekly.com%2Feditorial%2F2006%2Fcityweek_1_2006-09-28.cfm>
.

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2006/cityweek_1_2006-09-28.cfm

-- 
Nancy Tobi
Co-Founder, Democracy For New Hampshire
Chair, NH Fair Elections Committee
Legislative Coordinator, Election Defense Alliance
nancy.tobi@gmail.com
www.DemocracyForNewHampshire.com
603.315.4500

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