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In a sworn affidavit (pdf file) Monday, a former programmer for a NASA contractor said that he developed a vote-rigging prototype at the request of a then-Florida state representative who is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to his affidavit, Yang, his employer, later informed him that the software might be used to “control the vote in South Florida.” He says that he would never have developed the software had he known its alleged ultimate purpose
Soon thereafter, I resigned from YEI [Yang] and took another job at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). While there, I discovered some other illegal activities of YEI, who had contracts with FDOT, involving over-billing and defrauding of the State of Florida regarding contracts that I had worked on at YEI. I reported this information to the FDOT Inspector General's office and they began harassing me and another employee Mavis Georgalis, who had made similar reports and eventually we were both fired by FDOT on the same day. We later filed whistleblower complaints against FDOT. Mrs. Georgalis was successful but mine was filed after the deadline and was dismissed.
The IG at the FDOT, Raymond Lemme, pursued some of the allegations I made against YEI, as I had advised him of the information concerning Tom Feeney and the vote fraud issue, illegal aliens employed by YEI, fallacious over-billing, and a wiretapping madule that was placed into a FDOT software program for the document management system. Mr. Lemme continued to meet and talk with me about matters relating to the case after I was fired from FDOT, and in June of 2003, he told me that he had tracked the corruption "all the way to the top", and that the story would break in the next few weeks and I would be satisfied with the results. A few weeks later, on July 1st, Mr. Lemme was found dead with his arm slashed in a hotel room in Valdosta, Georgia.
She [Mrs. Yang] immediately stated, "Your don't understand, in order to get the contract we have to hid the manipulation in the source code. This program is needed to control the vote in South Florida". I was shocked that they were actually trying to steal the election and told her that neither I nor anyone else could produce any such program. She stated that she would hand in what I had produced to [Now congressman] Feeney and left the room with the software.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Looks like Brother Jeb might've got his thing caught in the wringer....
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
This story is being looked at by some analysts as another Karl Rove type set-up in the fashion that the "Memogate" scandal caught out Dan Rather.
Texas to Florida: White House-linked clandestine operation paid for "vote switching" software
By Wayne Madsen
On line Journal Contributing Writer
An exhaustive investigation has turned up a link between current Florida Republican Representative Tom Feeney, a customized Windows-based program to suppress Democratic votes on touch screen voting machines, a Florida computer services company with whom Feeney worked as a general counsel and registered lobbyist while he was Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and top level officials of the Bush administration. According to a notarized affidavit signed by Clint Curtis, while he was employed by the NASA Kennedy Space Center contractor, Yang Enterprises, Inc., during 2000, Feeney solicited him to write a program to "control the vote." At the time, Curtis was of the opinion that the program was to be used for preventing fraud in the in the 2002 election in Palm Beach County, Florida. His mind was changed, however, when the true intentions of Feeney became clear: the computer program was going to be used to suppress the Democratic vote in counties with large Democratic registrations. More