Re: question about hand-held statistical devices in the field

From: Bev Harris <bev_at_blackboxvoting_dot_org>
Date: Fri Dec 21 2007 - 13:20:38 CST

Doug, with all due respect, I think you what you are writing is a little
misleading.

You are writing this as if the main event in the caucuses is the county
convention.

That is, almost, a technicality for the reality. The Iowa caucus is used to
determine candidate viability for the US. As such, the Caucus Night totals
either have transparency, can be fully authenticated, or not. If they are not
fully transparent or if they cannot be easily and immediately authenticated,
the next step should be to change the public perception such that Iowa carries
no credibility nor any weight at all for determining candidate viability.

There is an immense motive to rig the Iowa caucuses. There are fairly detailed
reports of a specific caucus in Dubuque County Iowa where the records did not
match the media announcement at all, reversing the results in that county when
a maverick county happened to win.

Either the Caucus Night results can be authenticated when they are released, or
the whole Iowa process should go up on a YouTube video with a laugh track
attached.

Bev Harris
Founder - Black Box Voting
http://www.blackboxvoting.org

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