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August 12, 2006

Up Front and Personal with Computerized Voting Fraud

We still have a significant threat to both our democracy and our ability to take over Congress when we have uncertainly around computerized voting.  A new group, Citizens to Stop Computerized Voting, is holding a fundraiser to support Clint Curtis, a candidate for Congress in Florida.  (Thursday, Aug. 17th, 7:00 PM, Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave., Seattle.  Suggested donation $25)

Curtis has quite a story about computer fraud, a story that propelled him to run against the man who was formerly his boss.  Curtis was working as a programmer for then Florida State Representative Tom Feeney in September 2000 at a Republican-controlled technical company, Yang Enterprises, when he was asked to write software that could alter vote totals on touch-screen voting machines without begin detected.  He made this claim in sworn testimony before John Conyers' House Judiciary Committee as part of the investigations of voter fraud in the 2004 Ohio elections.  Tom Feeney is now Representative to Congress from Florida's 24th CD.  Clint Curtis is running against him as a Democrat in the general election. 

Now that should be a race to follow.

Thurday's fundraiser will include a showing of the yet-to-be-released documentary,  : "Murder?  Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story".  For those interested in reviewing Curtis' testimony before the Conyers' Committee, that is available here and is quite interesting. For more information, contact Citizens to Stop Computerized Voting at 206.228.9890 since their website may still be under construction.

Posted by Lynn Allen on August 12, 2006 at 08:36 AM in Candidate Races, National and International Politics | Permalink


Clint Curtis' story reads like a spy novel.

Curtis worked for Yang Enterprises a software company with government contracts with the Florida DOT and NASA. Tom Feeney was a Florida State Representative and Speaker of the House. Feeney was also corporate counsel for Yang and a lobbyist (for government contracts) for Yang.

Feeney came to Curtis and asked him to create vote flipping software that could be used to “control the vote” in Florida. Curtis, then a Republican, created the software with the idea that Feeney wanted to know how to detect vote fraud if the Democrats did it. When Curtis discovered that Feeney actually wanted to use the software himself, Curtis blew the whistle. He also blew the whistle on the selling of secret data to China by Yang.

Curtis ended up losing his job only to have it offered back to him for a million dollar salary, (hush money), which he turned down. From then on he was unable to get a job anywhere (he ended up working at a dollar store). During this time someone killed his dog as a warning to shut up, Curtis’ life was threatened, and a government investigator investigating Clint’s claims turned up dead in a motel.

This is a story that all of America needs to hear. The documentary that we will be shwon at the fundraiser will tell the details, and Clint will be there to answer questions.

Also, Tom Feeney has been named by a citizens group as the third most corrupt U.S. Congressman.

Posted by: Elizabeth | Aug 12, 2006 10:00:47 AM

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