Monday :: Dec 6, 2004

Affidavit Surfaces Confirming Development of Touch Screen Voting System Vote-Switching Software


by Steve

There has been much talk about the ability of the touch screen voting technology to be manipulated to suppress or alter votes. We have now confirmation that it is not only possible to do, but has already been field tested to work prior to the 2004 election. And where does this confirmation come from? The guy who wrote the programming to do so.

An exhaustive investigation has turned up a link between current Florida Republican Representative Tom Feeney, a customized Windows-based program to suppress Democratic votes on touch screen voting machines, a Florida computer services company with whom Feeney worked as a general counsel and registered lobbyist while he was Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and top level officials of the Bush administration.

According to a notarized affidavit signed by Clint Curtis, while he was employed by the NASA Kennedy Space Center contractor, Yang Enterprises, Inc., during 2000, Feeney solicited him to write a program to "control the vote." At the time, Curtis was of the opinion that the program was to be used for preventing fraud in the in the 2002 election in Palm Beach County, Florida. His mind was changed, however, when the true intentions of Feeney became clear: the computer program was going to be used to suppress the Democratic vote in counties with large Democratic registrations.

According to Curtis, Feeney and other top brass at Yang Enterprises, a company located in a three-story building in Oviedo, Florida, wanted the prototype written in Visual Basic 5 (VB.5) in Microsoft Windows and the end-product designed to be portable across different Unix-based vote tabulation systems and to be "undetectable" to voters and election supervisors.

In the autumn of 1999, Curtis, who served as a sort of technology adviser for Yang, first became aware of Feeney's interest in election rigging. Curtis said at one meeting, Feeney "bragged that he could reduce the minority vote and deliver the election to 'George.'" At the same meeting, according to Curtis, Feeney said he had "implemented a list that would eliminate thousands of voters that would vote for Democratic candidates" and that "a proper placement of police patrols could further reduce the black vote by as much as 25 percent."

In 2002, Feeney asked Curtis if he could develop a touch screen voting machine "flip flop" program. According to Curtis, Feeney asked him, "Can you write a program to flip votes around on touch screen machines?" Curtis said Feeney wanted the program to merely reduce votes in heavily Democratic areas and flip Republican votes to 51 percent and keep Democrat votes to 49 percent. Curtis added that Feeney "did not want to win by a lot."

The investigation that Online Journal’s Wayne Madsen has done involves the CIA, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, the Five Star Trust and Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, all of whom have ties to the Bush family. But pay particular attention to the fate of an investigator who got too close to the truth about the 2002 vote rigging in Florida by Feeney and Jeb Bush, Ray Lemme. At the point that Lemme told associates he was excited at where his investigation of Yang Enterprises and Jeb Bush were leading, Lemme allegedly committed suicide in a Florida motel room, in a death that one Florida doctor said had all the makings of a “mob hit”, and no autopsy was ever done. The circumstances around Lemme’s abrupt “suicide” are remarkably similar to those of J. H. Hatfield, author of “Fortunate Son”, who also suffered an alleged suicide in a motel room just as he was getting his book into new printings with his story about W’s cocaine use in the 1970’s and his insider trading with Harken Energy.

Madsen goes on to state that evidence has surfaced that Jeb used state contractors to send this technology into Maine and Ohio for the 2004 election, but he doesn’t provide any details. So at this point, we have an affidavit from the guy who wrote the program to manipulate touch screen systems in a way that isn’t detectable to voters or even election supervisors.

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