Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Florida's vote-fraud software writer confesses

And you thought that vote-rigging was a wingnut fantasy. Turns out that right-wingers plan ahead.

Apparently, back in 2000, an employee of a software development company in Florida was tasked to work on a software package at the behest of then Florida Congressman, now U.S. Congressman, Republican Tom Feeney of Florida's 24th, that could transform Dem votes into Rep ones and not be detectable. Turns out, it can and easily. (But we computer geeks knew that already. ) So we got this guy in Florida just this morning signing an affidavit swearing to his code-writing and Feeney's plans for "vote suppression." Beautiful. Feney eventually became Speaker of the Florida House, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, and is now, get this, a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

So far, no mystery. Here's where the mystery comes in: is Big Media going to pick up on this? or is this going to go down the sinkhole?

Update: This thing may be a hoax. See here, about 2/3 of the way down the page. Hmmm. Maybe you can't trust anything you read on the Internet anymore.

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