Provide Transparency for E-Voting Count & Election Monitoring at Polls
  • Petitioned Ohio Secretary of State John Husted

This petition was delivered to:

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted

Provide Transparency for E-Voting Count & Election Monitoring at Polls

    1. Carrie OLeary
    2. Petition by

      Carrie OLeary

      Cupertino, CA

I believe in democracy, and I want some assurance that it is protected, considering the current e-voting arrangement in Ohio:

"Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney's business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election....

Hart Intercivic, on whose machines the key votes will be cast in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, was taken over last year by H.I.G. Capital. Prominent partners and directors on the H.I.G. board hail from Bain Company or Bain Capital, both connected to Mitt Romney. H.I.G. employees have contributed at least $338,000 to Romney's campaign. H.I.G. Directors John P. Bolduk and Douglas Berman are major Romney fundraisers, as is former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve.

US courts have consistently ruled that the software in electronic voting machines is proprietary to the manufacturer, even though individual election boards may own the actual machines. Thus there will be no vote count transparency on election night in Ohio. The tally will be conducted by Hart Intercivic and controlled by Husted and Kasich, with no public recourse or accountability. As federal testimony from the deceased Michael Connell made clear in 2008, electronically flipping an election is relatively cheap and easy to do, especially if you or your compatriots programmed the machines."

From Truth Out.org (http://truth-out.org/news/item/12130-will-hig-owned-e-voting-machines-give-romney-the-white-house#.)

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    • Beatrice Martino CANTON, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      There must be transparency in the electronic voting process. I have concerns about the possibility of voting machines being programmed to cast votes for a particular candidate unless those electronic votes are made public and there is monitoring of polling places.

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    • Michael Peters FAIRBORN, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because we are a democracy

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    • Wil Oakley LONG BEACH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Truth, honesty, integrity and accuracy are a tantamount issue in the electorial process.

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    • Suzanne Becker AURORA, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      Americans right to a fair election.

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    • Daryl Heslop NEOSHO FALLS, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Because if enough Obama votes are negated or enough Romney votes are added electronically we will end up with another FLORIDA!

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