Secrets of Voting Machine Testing Exposed!
New York forces the dark world of voting machine
testing into the open
Pressured by the public and by the NY State BOE, CIBER finally released the
Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) report detailing why they were
denied accredition. The report exposes in damning detail what voting
integrity activists have been saying for years – testing labs have operated
in a closed loop system with the voting machine vendors and have used the
lack of independent oversight to give us the disaster that is our nation's
voting machine testing process ...more
on this on Bo's Blog
NYVV Submits Voting Machine Estimate To State
If New York State adopts new voting machines a critical question that must
be correctly answered is – how many voters can be served by each voting
If insufficient numbers of voting machines are available to cope with voter
turnout during the peak voting times of the early morning and evening,
voters will be condemned to waiting hours in long lines, causing many
voters who are unable to wait to leave without voting.
A study commissioned by the State Board of Elections and carried out by the
American Institute of Research (AIR) unfortunately does not address this
critical question. The State Board has called for public comment on the AIR
study and proposals for determining an adequate number of voting systems.
New Yorkers for Verified Voting has submitted
a proposal to the New York State Board estimating the number of new
voting machines that will be required in New York’s polling places. Based
on an NYVV
analysis using computer simulations and the mathematics of queuing
theory, our calculations indicate that 1 DRE can handle, at a maximum, only
200 registered voters. By comparison, a single precinct based ballot
scanner, with sufficient numbers of inexpensive marking booths, can serve
up to 4000 registered voters.
Since the full face ballot DREs available to New York State cost more than
$8,000 each while marking booths for a scanner system cost less than $200,
the acquisition cost for DRE systems will be much greater than for scanners
if long lines at the polls and voter disenfranchisement are to be avoided.
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Events around the State
Sunday, February 4th and 11th at
8am, 2pm and 8 pm on PANDA public access channel 23 ( Red Hook, NY). Appearing
on the shows will be documentary film maker Robert Millman, producer and
director of "Bought and Sold, Electronic Voting in New York."
The February 4th program includes an interview with Mr. Millman who
explains how he researched this important issue along with a 10 minute
preview of his documentary. The full 45 minute documentary will be shown on
the February 11th show.
NYVV in the Media
Interview with Bo Lipari on WBAI (Wake-up Call.) You can listen to
the interview on the WBAI
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Center, a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS
are tax deductible.