Podcast: What’s the matter in Tennessee?

Allegations of massive election fraud, voter suppression, intimidation, and election manipulation in Shelby County, Tennessee. 10 candidates have filed a lawsuit.

  • Wrong database used which said voters had already voted – official explanation proves false
  • Over 5000 voters illegally turned away
  • 100% unverifiable voting, 100% unverifiable poll books.
  • 3221 more votes than voters recorded in poll books
  • White Republican candidates win in 70% black, democratic areas
  • Signed poll tapes found in trash
  • A month and a half after the election, the certified election results have not been released

Interview of Bev Harris by Brad Friedman. Bev says she has never heard so much lying by election officials and Bev has heard it all!

The interview starts about half way into the show. In the first half Brad defends Acorn and attacks the idea of massive voter fraud vs. election fraud <post with podcast>

All we can say is that where there is smoke [screens] there is often fire. And without transparency and credibility there will always be doubt.

Note to Connecticut voters: Instead of our check-off lists, many states require voter signed poll books. They can help resolve questions like those raised in Tennessee. In the podcast, Bev points out that the electronic poll books do not contain any voter signatures and are totally unverifiable. In Connecticut we use paper check-off lists. In many states voters must each sign paper poll books or lists, but in Connecticut it is a poll worker checking off names on the list. So we pretty much always have had the paper equivalent of the unverifiable system in use in Tennessee – there is no guarantee that a poll worker might by mistake check off the wrong name causing concern if you come in and your name is already checked off, or fraud could be created by checking off some extras and adding some corresponding ballots. An electronic system would be easier to manipulate on a large scale than a paper one. Yet a paper list with voter signatures can be verified to a much greater extent, can reduce the chance of the wrong voter being checked off or signed, and provide evidence to distinguish between a voter trying to vote twice and attempted fraud.

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