Texas Legislators To Hear Expert Testimony Against E-Voting

Press Advisory – June 22, 2008
Attn: Political Assignments Desk

Karen Renick: 512.496.7408
Vickie Karp: 512.775.3737
Abbe DeLozier: 512.736.5802

National Experts to Give Evidence of Hacking Electronic Voting Machines
at Austin, TX Capitol Hearing, Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

VoteRescue and its Coalition Bring in Compelling Witnesses And Host Two Related Events

Who: VoteRescue and its Coalition, Texans for REAL Elections, bringing in experts to testify

What: National experts and former election officials debunk the myth of electronic voting security and accessibility for the disabled, and will present documented testimony before the House Committee on Elections’ Interim Hearing

When: Wednesday, June 25th, 9 a.m. PLUS two other events that day – media invited

Where: Austin, Texas, Capitol Building, 11th & Congress, Rm. E2.028

Witnesses will include:

Bruce Funk: Emery County Utah election official who in 2006 invited in the Black Box Voting “hacking team” to examine his Diebold touch screen machines with printers added. They discovered “the worst security holes ever found” in electronic voting systems.

Clint Curtis: Programmer from Florida who designed “vote-flipping” software while employed at Yang Enterprises in 2000; became a whistleblower who gave a deposition about this in court. (Clint was invited by the State to testify)

Jim March: Technology expert, Black Box Voting Board member, co-plaintiff in the 2004 California lawsuit against Diebold for running uncertified software in their machines, which Diebold lost. Jim will discuss the ineffectiveness of the federal certification process of electronic voting systems.

Noel Runyan: Expert on evaluation of accessibility of electronic voting systems for the disabled. Wrote the 2007 report for the University of California stating that NONE of the e-voting systems currently in use fulfill the HAVA mandate for the disabled.

VoteRescue media contacts can arrange private interviews during the Hearing with our experts.

The link to watch the Hearing live, if you cannot attend, is: http://www.house.state.tx.us/media/welcome.php



Breakfast event, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m, June 25th, prior to the Hearing, in Capitol Room E2.002 A

Reception, June 25th, 5:00 p.m. (or at close of Hearing) until 8:00 p.m. Light dinner fare, wine & soft drinks served, Capitol Room E2.002 A

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