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What Others Are Saying

Don’t just take our word for it.

“Trust but Verify” – Ronald Reagan

“If you want efficiency, you will have a dictatorship” – Harry Truman

“The greater threat to most systems comes not from external hackers, but from insiders… Software can be modified maliciously before being installed into individual voting machines. There is no reason to trust insiders in the election industry” – Carter-Baker Commission Report

“Do I seem to be irate? You bet and it has nothing to do with the legitimacy of electronic voting, which I have also questioned.” – Ken Hajjar, Director of Sales & Marketing, LHS

“Up until that point (when the cards reach Connecticut), they’re vulnerable, beginning with LHS Associates and all the hands they pass through …Any time you have a private company that has the power to control the outcome of an election, it’s a big threat.” — Prof. Michael Fisher, Yale University, TrueVoteCT

“The concerns are very valid and very real.” — Dr. Alexander Schvartsman, UConn Voting Technology Research Center

“If the auditors were employed by or under the control of the [Secretary of the state], such factors might include the perception that “good news” should be the primary object in the audit report.” – Candice Hoke, Testimony to U.S. House, March 20, 2007

“We have very good news to report today, because it is now clear that the optical scan machines performed very well on Election Day and without any problems.” — Secretary of the State, Susan Bysicwicz, Press Release, Dec 7, 2006

“[I]n 28 of the 550 recounts from 17 districts, there were differences of 10 votes or more between the machine counts and the hand counts. In 19 out of these 28 recounts, the machines recorded a higher vote count than the hand counts…How can the differences be caused by incorrectly marked ballots if the machine counts are higher than the hand counts?” — George Barnett, TrueVoteCT

“This new legislation ensures that regular and thorough audits are conducted in an open transparent process and that voters can have the highest confidence that their vote is being counted” – Secretary of the State, Susan Bysiewicz, Press Release 6/6/2007

“Of the few states that currently require and conduct post-election audits, none has adopted audit models that will maximize the likelihood of finding clever and targeted software-based attacks,” — The Brennan Center, 08/2007

“There is no one way to steal an election in the United States. …There is nothing new, either, about technological miracle solutions that turn all too quickly to bitter disappointment.” — “Steal This Vote” by Andrew Gumbel

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