Wednesday, December 29, 2004


GOP Congressman Tom Feeney Implicated in Computerized Vote Fraud

You know this would be front-page news nationwide if Feeney was a Democrat. Get a load:

Congressman sought to alter totals, testimony in Ohio case says By Alex Babcock | December 16, 2004 Republican Congressman Tom Feeney of Oviedo asked a computer programmer in September 2000, prior to that year's contested presidential vote in Florida, to write software that could alter vote totals on touch-screen voting machines, the programmer said. Former computer programmer Clint Curtis made the claim Monday in sworn testimony to Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2004 presidential election involving touch-screen voting in Ohio. In his testimony, Curtis said that Feeney, then a member of the Florida House of Representative, met with Curtis and other employees of Yang Enterprises, an Oviedo software company, and asked if the company could create a program that would allow a user to alter the vote totals while using the touch-screen machine. The program had to be written so that even the human-readable computer code would not show its illicit capabilities, Curtis recalled. Curtis said he wrote a prototype program for Feeney, and that he believed the program might not only be usable on touch-screen voting machines, which some counties - predominantly in South Florida - now use, but also on optical-scan machines, which most of the state's counties used in the 2004 elections. Feeney could not be reached for comment.
Heh. I'll bet he couldn't be reached. He was hiding.
Michael O'Quinn, an attorney for Yang Enterprises, said Curtis' claims are outrageous and that Feeney never discussed such a program with the company. He said Feeney's only relationship with the company was as its legal counsel. Feeney worked at the law firm with O'Quinn until 2002, when he resigned after being elected to Congress.
Well, if Curtis is lying, why don't you sue him for slander? Or perjury? I mean, y'all are lawyers, right? Or could it be that you're afraid of drawing attention to his claims -- especially if they're proved to be right? C'mon, big boys. Sue him. I dare you. For you kids who weren't actively following the 2000 Florida follies, Tom Feeney played a vile role during the whole affair, using his power in the Florida House to obstruct the Florida Supreme Court -- which had called for counting all the votes -- at every turn. And the national media either looked the other way, or gleefully spun everything in the GOP's favor. I hope this means that Feeney goes down. That'd be a lovely Christmas present.
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