No ballots in SC!
All you need to know is that there are NO BALLOTS in the South Carolina Primary this weekend.
This unconscionable arrangement is against South Carolina state law (See Youtube below, “South Carolina, Super Tuesday, and Ron Paul”, 10 min, uploaded in 2008), and against two still standing Supreme Court decisions which state that our right to vote includes BOTH the right to cast a ballot AND the right to know it was counted honestly. (See linked article to Dan Gutenkauf’s critical research below).
So, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, the voters of South Carolina go into a booth with a touch screen computer. The choices are displayed on the computer screen. The voter touches his or her choice or choices. Then, we are supposed to believe that a bleep of energy goes somewhere and is counted properly, which is a leap of blind faith that no American should ever be required to take.
In South Carolina, there are no paper ballots. That means there is no way to double-check the computer “count”. There is no way to do a recount. A more absurd, un-American, illegal, and unconstitutional system could not be imagined. There is no excuse for it, and it is incredible that no office holder in the USA has objected to this and the easily-rigged, secretly-counted computerized systems in the other 49 states.
The blind leap of faith is trusting a mysterious, hostile-to-the-public-and-the-press, mega-corporation named ES & S (Election Systems & Software), which the state of South Carolina has chosen to run its ballot-less elections. In addition, the Election officials in South Carolina sign a contract with ES &S that they (the election officials) are not allowed to inspect in any way the ES &S software that tells the computers what to do on South Carolina Primary day. Could every third vote received by Trump be switched to Bush? Yes. Could every 4th vote received by Cruz be switched to Rubio? Yes. And what are the checks and balances to detect this type of election fraud by the vendor, ES & S? None whatsoever.
The best strategy for Donald Trump or any other Presidential candidate is OBJECT IN PUBLIC to the absurd and illegal “no ballots” election in South Carolina, and to demand an open, public, transparent count of paper ballots at every neighborhood polling place in the United States.
In Donald Trump’s case, raising the specter of computer election fraud IN PUBLIC will make it much less likely that the Old Guard will risk cheating him in South Carolina and/or on Super Tuesday. And, with so many public opinion polls showing Trump way ahead in so many of these states (there are many more polls being taken now as opposed to year 2000, plus, we assume, the Trump Campaign is taking its own polls, thus putting somewhat of a check and balance on the Big Media sponsored polls), — and with Trump drawing sometimes 1000x the crowds that all the other Presidential candidates are drawing, — if the computers show Trump losing in South Carolina or on Super Tuesday, half the nation will think he was cheated (even if he was not). Under this scenario, the Election Night Gatekeepers would risk being finally exposed, and then kicked out of the election system altogether (which is what should have happened long ago). (For a comprehensive analysis of the Election Night Gatekeepers, see that tab on the menu of OpenLetterToDonaldTrump.com, found here.
In Bernie Sanders’ case, while he did announce publicly that his campaign didn’t trust the Microsoft Cloud, and that his supporters were using a special app to monitor the vote in each of the 1650+ caucuses to report back to Sanders HQ to double check the count, he is failing to challenge PUBLICLY the “no ballots” absurdity taking place in the South Carolina Primary.
Why do you think the Big Media is constantly talking about a “fire wall” for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina and beyond? Answer: because in those states there is no check and balance on the secret, easily-rigged computerized “counts”. Even in the Super Tuesday states, where there are paper ballots, there is still no check and balance on election day. The paper ballots are whisked out of the sight of the people at closing time (thus forever destroying the chain of custody of the ballots, and the chain of evidence in any courtroom sense) , and taken to secret rooms from which the public is illegally barred by police guard (see the Dan Gutenkauf article linked below), culminating in a secret, easily-rigged computer count by one of the handful of mega-election vendors. Bernie Sanders is in real trouble if he does not PUBLICLY object to these secret computer counts (especially the one in South Carolina with no ballots), and demand what all his supporters, and what all American voters deserve: a open, transparent hand-count of ballots at the neighborhood polling place BEFORE the ballots leave the public sight.
Here is a quote from the 2004 article by veteran reporter Ronnie Dugger in the Nation magazine on the mega-computer companies that controlled the “count” of the vote in 2004 on election night in the USA:
“On November 2  millions of Americans will cast their votes for President in computerized voting systems that can be rigged by corporate or local-election insiders. Some 98 million citizens, five out of every six of the roughly 115 million who will go to the polls, will consign their votes into computers that unidentified computer programmers, working in the main for four private corporations and the officials of 10,500 election jurisdictions, could program to invisibly falsify the outcomes.
“The result could be the failure of an American presidential election and its collapse into suspicions, accusations and a civic fury that will make Florida 2000 seem like a family spat in the kitchen. Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary, has written, “Automated voting machines will be easily rigged, with no paper trails to document abuses.” Senator John Kerry told Florida Democrats last March, “I don’t think we ought to have any vote cast in America that cannot be traced and properly recounted.” . . .
“The potential for fraud and error is daunting. About 61 million of the votes in November, more than half the total, will be counted in the computers of one company, the privately held Election Systems and Software (ES&S) of Omaha, Nebraska. Altogether, nearly 100 million votes will be counted in computers provided and programmed by ES&S and three other private corporations: British-owned Sequoia Voting Systems of Oakland, California, whose touch-screen voting equipment was rejected as insecure against fraud by New York City in the 1990s; the Republican-identified company Diebold Election Systems of McKinney, Texas, whose machines malfunctioned this year in a California election; and Hart InterCivic of Austin, one of whose principal investors is Tom Hicks, who helped make George W. Bush a millionaire.
“About a third of the votes, 36 million, will be tabulated completely inside the new paperless, direct-recording-electronic (DRE) voting systems, on which you vote directly on a touch-screen. Unlike receipted transactions at the neighborhood ATM, however, you get no paper record of your vote. Since, as a government expert says, “the ballot is embedded in the voting equipment,” there is no voter-marked paper ballot to be counted or recounted. Voting on the DRE, you never know, despite what the touch-screen says, whether the computer is counting your vote as you think you are casting it or, either by error or fraud, it is giving it to another candidate. No one can tell what a computer does inside itself by looking at it; an election official “can’t watch the bits inside,” says Dr. Peter Neumann, the principal scientist at the Computer Science Laboratory of SRI International and a world authority on computer-based risks.
“The four major election corporations count votes with voting-system source codes. These are kept strictly secret by contract with the local jurisdictions and states using the machines. That secrecy makes it next to impossible for a candidate to examine the source code used to tabulate his or her own contest. In computer jargon a “trapdoor” is an opening in the code through which the program can be corrupted. David Stutsman, an Indiana lawyer whose suits in the 1980s exposed a trapdoor that was being used by the nation’s largest election company at that time, puts it well: “The secrecy of the ballot has been turned into the secrecy of the vote count.”
(End Quote from the Nation Magazine – Quoted from “How They Could Steal the Election This Time”, subtitled: “Electronic counts, unaudited touch-screen ballots, enhance opportunities for fraud.” The article ran in the Nation on July 29, 2004. Ronnie Dugger had earlier written the definitive warning essay about the dangers of computerized vote-counting in The New Yorker magazine of November 7, 1988.)
The entire article, “How They Could Steal the Election This Time” by Dugger can and should be read at the Nation magazine website, here:
— 1. Before Robert Reich and John Kerry had commented on the election fraud issue, Reform Party Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan made comments about the dangers of computerized voting and election fraud in response to a question at an Arizona campaign stop on October 28, 2000, shortly before the 2000 Presidential election. Here is a transcript of that exchange:
— 2. Dugger puts the spotlight on all the factions that could potentially skew a computer-“counted” election in the Nation article, such as the mega-vendors, the local election officials, and ingenious hackers from anywhere in the world. But WatchTheVoteUSA insists on focusing on the mega-computer vendors that have been officially hired by the 3200+ counties in all 50 states to process 96% of the USA votes on November Election nights and on primary nights. These companies have the MEANS, the MOTIVE, and, most importantly, the OPPORTUNITY to rig any or all of these elections IF the rigged result can be made believable to the public.
— 3. Do not be mesmerized by the Musical Chairs played by the financial forces behind the handful of mega-vendors. Do not feel that WatchTheVoteUSA.com is discredited if someone can point out that we have missed a sale of one of these companies to another. We insist that investigations would show that these mega-election vendors are all owned by the same people, namely, the people with the money to erect them and promote them in order to control US elections, and therefore the destiny of the world. And that would be the Ruling Elite behind such international banks as the FED (Federal Reserve Board), Goldman-Sachs (which is also a commercial bank heavily involved in lending money to the Fortune 1000 companies, and other of the largest companies in the USA), the IMF (International Monetary Fund), and the Bank of Settlements based in Switzerland. In other words, whether a county in Michigan or Ohio hires ES &S or Hart Civic — the Ruling Elite behind the international banks wins, as both are arms of this formidable Octopus. It’s like the laundry detergents Tide and Cheer — whichever you buy, Proctor & Gamble benefits (this is not to shed any bad light with regard to elections on Proctor & Gamble, needless to say!). So —— In 2013, a company called Dominion bought two of the mega-election companies mentioned in Dugger’s 2004 article in the Nation, namely, Diebold and Sequoia. So, now THREE mega-computer election companies “count” 96% of the USA vote on November election nights (and primaries) instead of FOUR companies. (Ha! Ha! HA! — Don’t be mesmerized by these almost meaningless details. The solution is to kick out all of these companies, all these computers, and all other types of machines — and count the ballots at each neighborhood polling place, IN PUBLIC, and right at closing time, BEFORE the ballots leave the public sight of the neighborhood judges and neighborhood observers.
Below is the YouTube video and the vital Dan Gutenkauf research referenced above:
“South Carolina, Super Tuesday, and Ron Paul”
10 minute YouTube video, uploaded in 2008.
Here is linked the vitally important information in an article entitled:
“Legal Strategy with Dan Gutenkauf”: