reply to post by Zarniwoop
This is why it is dangerous. Here is a snippet from the affidavit I linked to above in one of my previous posts. Please read the whole declaration.
It is only 5 pages double spaced.
Declaration of James “Jim” March
Page 3 of 5
7) For a number of reasons, I believe that this custom software is not
necessary for the conduct of elections and is in fact highly dangerous – the
presence of this software significantly reduces the odds that the election
results (on a county or statewide level) will be illegally and/or
unconstitutionally incorrect. My analysis follows.
First, I have examined the election results created by the “normal” (or “built
in” election reporting tools included with the standard, certified ES&S
central tabulator application. The results reports so created are entirely
adequate to figure out who won and lost, on a precinct or jurisdiction-wide
level. The standard, certified ES&S system can also produce electronic data
file results that can be written from the central tabulator to a CD-ROM or
other such media for uploading to the Internet. Transcribing the results for
use by some other system might take a little bit of time but is a simple
8) Like any modern election management system the vote totals (along with
candidate/race names, precinct numbers and the like) are stored in a database.
ES&S uses a variant of SQL – Structured Query Language – which can be read to
and written from a number of different programs. The situation is the same
with world processing files – a Microsoft Word .DOC document file can also be
read by and worked with in WordPerfect, AbiWord, OpenOffice, LibreOffice and
9) What ES&S has chosen to do here is extremely dangerous and exactly what
you'd want to do if you wanted to plant a “cheat” onto the central tabulator.
Their custom application written in a variant of the COBOL programming
edit on 5-11-2012 by GrantedBail because: (no reason given)