Friday, February 24th, 2006 at 11:31am

Voting machines tampered with in 2004 presidential elections?

Posted by Jordan Erickson

I just read this article (released today) about (a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501c(3) organization) who obtained electronic voting machine logs for Palm Beach County (Florida) and found some very interesting things.

From The Article (click here to read):


The internal logs of at least 40 Sequoia touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night.

Black Box Voting successfully sued former Palm Beach County (FL) Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore to get the audit records for the 2004 presidential election.

After investing over $7,000 and waiting nine months for the records, Black Box Voting discovered that the voting machine logs contained approximately 100,000 errors.


More information can be found at

Let’s hope some changes happen in our electronic voting process in the future because of this – in my opinion, the anomolies found in these voting machine logs cannot be disregarded, and a thorough investigation needs to be conducted to determine why these errors occurred, and if it can be corrected in the future.

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