Monday, December 06, 2004

NASA Programmers and Off-Shore Accounts Implicate Bush Stealing 2004 Election

The cap is off the bottle (as I just said on Andrew C White's DKos Diary), I just saw this on Online Journal regarding a sworn affadavit from a former contract NASA computer programmer who was asked by former Florida state representative Tom Sweeney to develop vote-rigging software (Sweeney is now in the U.S House of Representatives).
While working for Yang Enterprises in Florida, the 46-year-old programmer says he was instructed by then-Republican state representative Tom Feeney to "develop a prototype of a voting program that could alter the vote tabulation in the election and be undetectable."

Feeney, a former failed running mate of Gov. Jeb Bush, is now represents Florida's 24th district in the House of Representatives. At the time, he was serving both as general counsel and lobbyist for Yang Enterprises and the Florida state congressman.
The programmer, Clinton Collins, said that he was told the program needed to be "touch-screen capable, the user should be able to trigger the program without any additional equipment, [and that] the programming was to remain hidden even if the source code was inspected."

Collins asserts that he told Feeney it would be nearly impossible to write a code to change the voting results if anyone were able to view the source code.

"However," he added, "if the code were compiled before anyone was allowed to review it then any vote fraud would remain invisible to detection."

Interestingly enough, Yang Enterprises is currently under investigation by the FBI. It seems Collins filed a suit with the state alleging Yang Enterprises overbilled the state on another contract and his report "resulted in the arrest of a Chinese national accused of sending secret information to China about the development of the U.S. Hellfire missile."

As they say, developing... (also at The Blue Lemur)
UPDATE: Gotta' goive credit where credit is due: Brad Blog first broke the story on the affadavit (his site was down due to traffic so I assume he's getting his due!)


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