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The Story of Voter Disenfranchisement in Tennessee continues:

State Dem takes action:

NASHVILLE – Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle has requested that the State Election Commission look into allegations that more than 11,000 Tennessee voter history files have been inadvertently purged without cause.
Kyle Requests Investigation of Wrongful Purge Claims
While the Whistle Blowers Gets Slapped (as in: no good deed goes unpunished)
Black Box Voting Gets DMCA Threat from Accenture

Amazingly, Accenture, which sold its crap-on-a-stick high-school sophomoric completely insecure malfunctioning voter registration software to a bunch of states, so unsuccessfully that Colorado refused to pay and others, like Wisconsin and Shelby County, bought out the source code in order to try to bandaid it into a functional system, has decided to issue a cease and desist against Black Box Voting for exposing its flawed software to the public.
Black Box Voting Gets DMCA Threat from Accenture

What I have learned from this story:
1) Shelby County officials have admitted to keeping at least 3 seperate sets of voter records (when they got caught they said the "official" one was correct),
2) Shelby County has been proven to have hired an outside person to "modify" the way the Diebold system works, counts votes, and tracks voting records,
3) If Shelby County was in California their entire vote system would be de-certified,
4) Local, State, and Congressional Elected members have called for formal, official, and thourough investigations, so maybe the truth can still come out,
5) Voting systems and records are just complicated enough that fraud and maniplution are extrememly easy to do - while simltaneously difficult to prove,

What I already knew/believed:
1) Invisible, unverifiable vote counting systems are broken and do not work.  it has been documented that Nationwide Millions of votes have been switched or not counted in elections since 1990.
2) The Republicans see Voter Disenfranchisement as a game of chess - without any rules - where the ends justify the means. For Republican operativess it is two steps forward, one-step back, one-step sideways, skip a step, etc.
3) What Republicans are doing to disenfranchose voters is ilegal, immorral and un-American.

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Unanswered Questions about Shelby Co TN Officials:
Shelby county election officials: corrupt? incompetent? over their heads? keep multiple vote records? alter votes? alter vote records? alter the list of eligible voters? committed crimes? committed un-American actions? acted immorally? who knows - i don't - but i have educated suspicions backed up by facts, knowledge, data, and evidence that all point to actual or potential voter disenfranchisement and vote switching.

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Recent Links:

blackboxvoting.org
FOX13 Memphis -40,000 Voter Records Erased?
Channel 5 Memphis - Major inconsistencies found in Shelby County voting rolls
Cohen questioning alleged voter roll inconsistencies
Memphis Flyer - "Erased Voters' Gaffe May Force Changes by Election Commission  
Cohen questioning alleged voter roll inconsistencies
Channel 3 Memphis - Black, Democrat Voter History Erased
Channel 13 Memphis - Blog Shows Potential Purged Voters
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Sen. Kyle of Memphis seeks state probe of voter issue
SHELBY COUNTY PERFORMED UNAUTHORIZED ALTERATIONS IN ITS (NOW UNCERTIFIED!) VOTING SYSTEM - Documents and article
Election chief disputes voting histories claim
In May 2007, Shelby County executed a work order to alter the way Shelby County's voting system works
Unbeknownst to Shelby County's 600,000 voters, one man, who doesn't even work in the elections division, has almost unprecedented access over what is now an uncertified voting system.
The alteration to Shelby County's system inserts an entirely different program called ESM, originally written by Accenture and later customized to act as a go-between amidst GEMS and the voting machines.
KnoxNews.com: Democratic Voter Histories Disappear in Shelby
DemocraticUnderground.com: AG Eric Holder, Rep. Lewis Blast Republican Efforts To 'Steal' 2012 Elections
DOJ letter to Florida SOS on similar issues
Kyle Requests Investigation of Wrongful Purge Claims

Here is the link to detailed diary Saturday, PART I, with the Story of how   TN-09 Black Dem Voters in Memphis Illegally Stripped of Voting History

On Sunday this diary, PART II, added press and party links:
TN-09 Black Memphis Voter History Erased, Shelby County uses different system to count votes by race

Monday Article PART III
TN-09 Black Voters History Erased? - up to 40,000 black voters in Shelby County

Tuesday Article PART IV
TN-09 The Diebold Voting System has Been Tampered With PART IV

Wednesday Article Part V
TN-09 Shelby County uses similar system to one that disenfranched 40,000+ CA voters in 2007 - PART V

Part VI
TN-09 33% of all voters (180,000 voters) removed from Shelby County Voter Rolls PART VI

Originally posted to ca democrat on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

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