Wisconsin Exit Polls 7 points Different from Machine-Counted Vote…Why?

Election Integrity cat is concerned about discrepancies between Wisconsin Recall Exit Polls and the Machine-Counted Vote. Uncounted the movie highlights the need to protect the vote when there is a difference between exit polls and machine-counted votes. Photo Credit: Silly Scylia 1 by portmanteaus on flickr cc

Election Integrity cat is concerned about discrepancies between Wisconsin Recall Exit Polls and the Machine-Counted Vote. Uncounted the movie highlights the need to protect the vote when there is a difference between exit polls and machine-counted votes. Photo Credit: Silly Scylia 1 by portmanteaus on flickr cc

Are Election Dirty Tricks at Play in Wisconsin?

Would Hand-Counting the Vote in Wisconsin Show a Different Result?

Why is there a major difference of 7 points between Exit Polls and the machine-scanned ballots in Wisconsin’s June 5, 2012 Recall Election? Was there foul play that caused this difference?

There are some experts that claim when there is a discrepancy between exit polls of an election and the machine-counted ballots, it’s time to hand-count the ballots to insure the integrity of the vote. Electronic Voting Machines and their tabulation systems can be hacked to change the vote as computer experts claim occurred in the 2004 Ohio presidential election.

What Does it Mean when Exit Polls of an Election Differ from the Machine-Counted Ballots?

Example of Discrepancy in Exit Polls vs. Machine Counted Votes in 2004

Uncounted – The Exit Poll Discrepancies of 2004

What do Exit Poll Discrepancies mean for 2012?

Dr. Steven F. Freeman said of the discrepancy in the 2004 election between the exit polls and vote count, primarily done by paperless electronic machines or by machine-scanning ballots:

“As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states [Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania] of the 2004 election could have been due to change or random error.”

Freeman claims there is a “250,000,000 to one” (250 million to one) chance that the exit polls vs vote tabulation anomalies occur by chance. Upon closer scrutiny the discrepancy occurred most likely due to inaccuracies in the vote counting.

Security Experts at Argonne National Lab Demonstrate How Easy it is to Hack the Vote

Here is a video showing how easy it is to manipulate the machine counted ballot results:

US Lab Says Electronic Voting Machines Easy to Hack

In the above-referenced video link, Jon Warner of Argonne National Laboratory tests the security strength of electronic voting machines.

Computer Expert Jon Warner, says of the ease of changing the vote on electronic machines:

“These machines are modularly designed. So you have a touchscreen, that’s a module. And when I press the touchscreen, that’s going to send a signal to the CPU (central processing unit). Well the CPU is going to respond back with something, and all I did was intercept that communication flow. If I like the vote — fine — let it go through. If I don’t, I change it.”

Warner manipulated the vote by using a “small custom-made remote control device” to deliberately change the vote.

Roger Johnson, Head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team of Argonne National Laboratory says:

“We believe that a very resourceful 12 to 13 year old would be able to essentially produce these alien electronics that can highjack the machine. Our view of the voting machines that we’ve looked at is that there really isn’t much security thought put into these devices.”

“Often the warehouses where these machines are stored have fairly weak security. But almost universally the machines are transported by third-party low-bid trucking companies where there is no background checks on these individuals.

Often the machines arrive at a polling place and there is no-one to sign for them or take responsibility for their oversight. So there is often quite a period of time when these machines could be tampered with.”

Princeton University Exposes Diebold Flaws

Should Wisconsin Democrats call for hand-counting the vote?

Reports according to Bradblog.com show that many students had difficulty casting a vote in the Wisconsin recall election.

Also, there were reports that dirty tricks robocalls told many Democratic households if they had signed the recall petition they didn’t have to vote. Who paid for these robocalls?

Will you Take Action to Protect the Vote?

Demand random hand-counted samples of the vote in every state in every election. Machines can be hacked.

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