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Expert on election fraud opens the world of elections to listeners
March 24, Northern IL Voter Education Forum sponsored an appearance by Bev Harris, founder of “Black Box Voting,” addressing interested voters on the topic of election fraud at Firstborn Ministries in Machesney Park.
On her website, BlackBoxVoting.org, Harris explains the real issue in election fraud: The core problem in elections is concealment of the essential processes, removing public ability to see and authenticate the crucial steps (who can vote, who did vote, chain of custody and the count).
Harris had demonstrated, on more than occasion, how electronic voting machines could be manipulated to change the outcome of elections.
But demonstrations of hacking electronic voting machines didn’t change anything. In fact, “some elections jurisdictions actually went right out and purchased the exact specifications they saw in the demonstrations.” This reveals an incontrovertible truth: “Any concealed, computerized system can be subverted by its own administrator.”
Harris has changed her approach from an emphasis on the technological to the human rights implications of stolen elections.
“Engaging in these issues on human rights grounds is amazing. People understand it in 10 minutes. Then we get to the real issue: ‘Do you believe in self-government or not?’” Harris explained how absentee voting, now increasingly being offered to all, without need of “excuse,” bypasses the first three safeguards to the integrity of the vote. And “Internet voting” would be a disaster to the integrity of elections.
Hacking Democracy, an 81-minute HBO documentary, will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at New Life Tabernacle Church, 5414 Reimer Drive, Roscoe (two doors east of the Roscoe Post Office).
This film follows Bev Harris, Black Box Voting founder, in her campaign to stop election fraud, pulling election tapes out of a trash bin while new tapes were being generated and “signed” days after the election.
From the March 30-April 5, 2011 issue