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- The Oakland Tribune scooped other newspapers yesterday on the story.
- Pennsylvania's Michael Shamos sequestered all Diebold touch-screens.
- California is invoking emergency procedures.
- The state of Iowa is trying to figure out a way to scrub Diebold clean.

Harri Hursti has just come out with Hursti Report II, a Black Box Voting project.

Here it is:

A second study with 12 more defects will be released Monday May 15.


Back doors were found in three separate levels. They can be used one at a time or combined for a deep attack that can permanently compromise the Diebold touch-screens.

Almost nothing will work to ensure that machines that have already been delivered have not been contaminated -- the very forensic procedures that MIGHT identify tampering also wipe clean any evidence.

The procedures being used in Pennsylvania, California, and Iowa will not necessarily work if the system has already been contaminated. Worse, the very procedure needed to cleanse the system can just as easily re-contaminate it.

Next week, Black Box Voting will release recommended solutions in conjunction with a recommendation to pull all Diebold touch-screen machines off the shelf.

For more information, visit the following links:

and to see what the Diebold lawyers are trying to do to Bruce Funk, click here: (Scroll past the Georgia cluelessness to a transcript of the retaliatory meeting held to try to force Funk out of office.)

Diebold lawyers are also retaliating against Stephen Heller, trying to put him in jail for leaking documents that have been compared in importance to the actions of famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg. Click here for the latest on Heller:

and click here to donate to his defense fund:

(Diebold lawyer's vindictiveness has cost Heller his job and very nearly his home. His courage in fighting for YOUR right to vote needs your support.

Black Box Voting is a nonprofit nonpartisan 501c(3) organization dedicated to fighting for your right to accurate and fair elections. We are supported entirely by citizen donations.

(We realize we just hit you up twice -- But really. Stephen Heller is one of our personal heroes, and we put him first for a reason. Please read the story about Diebold's attempt to put him in prison for leaking documents showing they were planning a criminal defense budget for carrying out actions they had already been told were illegal.)

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