Re: recount in New Hampshire

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_at_directell_dot_com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 13:13:21 CST

Jim March said:
> Kathy Dopp wrote:
> No argument here!
> Another thing: all hell is quietly breaking loose in Volusia County FL,
> another Diebold optical scan county.

Yes. I noticed that Bev used turnout numbers to pinpoint the precincts
there and I've added that method as a twelf statistical method of
pinpointing precincts with likelihood of miscounted votes.

Once we get the database running and data input, we can create a matrix of
up to 12 statistical measures for each county which lists its precincts
and then simply multiply the probabilities to exactly rank precincts in
order of how likely they were to be miscounted. (at least that is what I'm
thinking after seeing some statisticians work and the measures they can
come up with)

Again, if anyone here has time to volunteer programming/sysadmin expertise
(even simple html design) please join our volunteer programmers:

for our and today I'm trying to do what I have to
in order to set up a site for our raw data which will need a lot of disk



> Background: back in 2000, somebody really did try a pro-Bush hack. And
> it wasn't Diebold, because it was a spectacularly incompetent hack: they
> took a precinct's worth of PCMCIA memory card voting data, copied it
> (probably in a standard laptop) and hacked the copy so that it produced
> 4000-something votes for Bush and 16,022 negative votes for Gore. Yes,
> you read that right: negative votes. From a precinct with about 950ish
> voters. Late on election night, Gore was set to concede when somebody
> at Volusia caught this, did a hand-correction, that was reported up the
> Democrat food chain and somebody told Gore.
> We had sketchy details on this going back to election night
> 2000...somebody at CBS news caught wind. The perpetrator(s?) were never
> caught. They most likely worked for the county elections division in
> at least a mid-level position. Then in mid-03, when we got ahold of
> the Diebold tech support internal mailing lists there was a pretty
> thorough deconstruction of what went on, and they were as puzzled by
> some of it as anybody else. Which is one reason I think Diebold (or
> rather, back then it was Global, same staff though) wasn't the dirty
> party, the other being that if they wanted to hack, they've have done
> so *competently*.
> So we *knew* there could be vote-hackers running around off-leash down
> there, and they may have learned how to do a better job - Visual Basic
> scripts can simply *rape* an MS-Access runtime edition like on a GEMS
> box, and they're taught at community college adult ed classes...
> Bev Harris and a minor "posse" hit town and starting throwing public
> records requests around like they were going outta style. SOME sort of
> excrement has hit a rotary air movement device...there's now ballot
> lockdowns, lawyers, all kinds of crap going on and if I know Bev she's
> wading right into the thick.
> Heh. Grab some popcorn folks, this one's gonna be good :).
> Jim

Kathy Dopp
US Count Votes
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