Article & Book Reveal Major Elections Fraud
For those who are ready to explore the depths of the elections fraud problem, below are key excerpts from a riveting article which goes much deeper than you will find in media reports. The father and uncle of the article's author uncovered serious elections fraud years ago and suffered severely for trying to reveal the truth. In 1992, they published the book Votescam which exposed
thier findings of major elections fraud, only to have it
effectively banned. They both died young in the 1990s. You will see that these problems are not partisan in nature, though one party may manipulate more than the other in any particular election. Please pass
on this powerful information which is so vital to the future of democracy.
A Brief History of Computerized Election Fraud in
By Victoria Collier
of shiny new touch screen Trojan horses are being rolled into precincts
across America. Not, as we are told, to make voting easier or more accurate.
The real reason America is being flooded with billions of dollars worth of
paperless computerized voting machines is so that no one
will be able to prove vote fraud. These machines are not just
unverifiable, they are secretly programmed. Their software is not
open to scrutiny by election officials or computer experts. They
are also equipped with modems accessible by computer, telephone, and
We the People are responsible for taking back the control of our democratic
process. No one else will do it for us. We cannot afford to be naive, or
uneducated at this time in history. In order to fully understand the extent
of the corruption we are dealing with, and to avoid making dangerous mistakes
based on ignorance, we must understand the history, and the power structure,
behind vote fraud in America.
I grew up with two men who spent twenty-five years investigating vote fraud
in America: James and Kenneth Collier, my father and uncle. Their
book, Votescam: The Stealing of America was
published in 1992 and immediately banned by the major book chains,
which listed the book as "out of print" and actively worked to
prevent its sale. Votescam chronicles the Collier brother's
groundbreaking investigation into America's multi-billion dollar election
rigging industry, and the corporate government and media officials who
control it. [First eight
chapters available free online]
The Votescam investigation began in 1970, in -- surprise! -- Dade County,
Florida, where Ken ran for Congress (with Jim as his campaign
manager). Ken was rigged out of the election through a vote scam, which
the Colliers later discovered was used throughout the country for decades. It
went like this: The local newscaster would announce during the broadcast of
election returns that the election "computer has broken down."
Instead of giving official returns from the county courthouse, the networks
would be running vote "projections" for the rest of the night.
Jim and Ken, who had garnered 30 percent of the vote, noticed that when the
vote totals came back on the screen after the announcement, they had
mysteriously lost 15 percentage points. They didn't get another vote for the
rest of the night. When they examined the "official" election
results from for the September primary, October run-off and November
final election in Dade County, the record listed a total of 141,000 votes
cast for the governors race in each election. The exact same number
of total votes were cast for three elections with a different number of
candidates running each time. The same identical figures were listed
for the Senate race in the primary, run-off and final
election. This, of course, is a statistical impossibility.
When they compared the "official" vote results with a print-out of
the vote "projections" broadcast by the TV networks on the final
election night, they found that channel 4 had "projected"
with near perfect accuracy the results of 40 races with 250 candidates only 4
minutes after the polls closed. Channel 7 came even closer;
at 9:31 pm, they "projected" the final vote total for a race at
96,499 votes. When the Colliers checked the "official" number . . .
it was also 96,499.
The networks then made the astonishing claim that the results from a
single voting machine somewhere in Dade County were run through a computer
program in order to get these vote projections. Elton Davis was the
computer programmer responsible for the magic formula that could convert one
machine's vote results into near perfect projected vote totals for 40 races
and 250 candidates. When Jim and Ken confronted Davis in his office at the
University of Miami, he responded: "You'll never prove it, now get
Finally the networks claimed that members of the League of Women Voters were
out in the field on election night, calling in vote totals to channels 4 and
7. When the Colliers confronted the head of the League, Joyce
Deiffenderfer, she admitted that there were no LWV members out in the field
that night. She broke down crying, saying "I don't want to get caught up
in this thing.
When the TV networks claimed that the courthouse computer had broken
down, and they would no longer be reporting actual vote totals, they were
lying. They had never been reporting actual vote totals. The final shoe
dropped months later when an official press release appeared from Dade data
processing chief, Leonard White, which stated emphatically: The
county computer at the courthouse was never down, and it was never slow.
This was the beginning. The Collier brothers had slammed their boat
into the tip of a giant iceberg. As they continued to investigate, they were
horrified to discover vote fraud collusion among key individuals in every
branch and on every level of the American political system. Those who were
not benefiting from the fraud were too afraid to fight it. Their search for
justice led to dead-ends. Their lives were threatened. They were vilified as
conspiracy theorists by the mainstream press . . . and yet they persevered.
The next quarter century was spent compiling a wealth of FBI
documented evidence proving that elections in the United
States have come under the tight control of a handful of powerful and corrupt
people. Jim and Ken both died young during the 90's, as
heroes to many thousands who heard them speak on the radio and at political
meetings across the country. They helped to guide individuals and groups
working for clean elections in their communities. The Collier's last
hope was that Votescam would be used as evidence in a serious
Congressional investigation into election fraud.
Many people still in power have yet to be held accountable for their role in
aiding and abetting vote fraud. I'll give you two important
examples. Famous Miami lawyer Ellis Rubin brought the original
Votescam evidence to the Florida assistant State Attorney at the
time, Janet Reno. The evidence included the shaved wheels of lever
voting machines, forged canvass sheets, and pre-printed vote tally sheets. Reno
refused to prosecute, claiming falsely that the statue of limitations had run
out on the crime. Years later, Rubin would tell my father that
behind closed doors Reno had stated that she could not prosecute. Why?
Because she would bring down many of the most powerful people in the state.
Another notable Votescam criminal can now be found sitting on the bench of
the highest court in the nation. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia, while still a Federal Appeals Judge, single handedly destroyed what
would have been an historic lawsuit filed against Justice Department
lawyer Craig Donsanto, who had refused to prosecute the extensive vote fraud
evidence brought to him by the Colliers. The evidence included videotape of
the League of Women voters tampering with ballots in a close door vote
"counting" session. The women were illegally punching holes in
already cast ballots.
I'd like to offer a brief list of important lessons learned from twenty-five
years of fighting vote fraud in the trenches.
- Secret vote counting is illegal. Counting faster is not a justification for
- Lever machines were the first to appear, and
they were riggable in a number of ways. One could rig the lever machine
itself, or the electronic scanning machines that counted the ballots.
- Computerized voting machines are the easiest
to rig. Their software is not open to public scrutiny, or the scrutiny
of Election Supervisors. There are nearly infinite ways to
program the machines to count votes fraudulently. Since they
are accessible by modem, they can be controlled from a remote,
- Voting machine companies operate with no
certification process, standards or restrictions. Just two
companies -- Election Systems and Software (ES&S) and Diebold
Voting Systems -- now control about 80% of the vote count in the
- Both the Democratic and Republican parties
have been complicit in vote rigging for decades, to their mutual
benefit. Vote rigging is NOT a partisan issue.
- The corporate major media networks play a
vital role in perpetrating and covering up vote fraud.
- Election Day media polls are untrustworthy at
gravest error of judgment these days comes from those vote reformers who
honestly believe that the answer to the butterfly ballot and hanging chad
problems in the 2000 election is to embrace the ballot-less computerized
voting machine. With the ballot-less computer, there is no way to
recount, no way to prove any discrepancy, inaccuracy or fraud. Just
the fact that companies like ES&S and Diebold would even make a
ballot-less machine should be cause for a Congressional investigation.
(There are also many other reasons to investigate them. For a detailed
examination of these sinister corporations, check out http://www.blackboxvoting.org)
A most grave error of judgment also comes from those who think that returning
to a hand-counted paper ballot system is somehow impossible. An
MIT/Cal Tech study done in 2001 shows that manually counted paper ballots are
the most accurate system out of the 5 systems used in the last 4 presidential
elections. They are totally verifiable, and first-world nations across the
globe still use them, including Canada which counted their last presidential
election in four hours.
The bottom line is that a computerized vote count is a secret vote
count, and that's illegal. Technology cannot supercede the
constitutional and mandatory provisions of election law, which require open
and verifiable elections. There is no way to do a public vote count with
computers. The count must be done by hand, in public, video-taped, aired
live on television, and the results posted on the precinct wall -- just
like they used to be. Ballots should be counted on the same day as the voting
takes place, making it much more difficult to alter ballots. Hand
counted paper ballots and eternal vigilance are the only hope left for us.
A long time writer and political activist, Victoria Collier continues to
educate the public on the subject of vote fraud in place of her father and
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