The Ponzi Scheme of Election Machine Certification

The EAC Certification Ponzi Scheme

by Nancy Tobi

The 2002 Help America Vote Act (sic) put in place an Executive Commission called the Election Assistance Commission. Among other responsibilities, the EAC is tasked with administering a certification program for voting equipment used in the nation.

Since 2003 billions of American taxpayer dollars have been washed through the EAC, back to the taxpayers via the States, which then used the funds to purchase highly defective voting equipment from companies of questionable intent.

The EAC promised that in addition to the payback for electronic voting machines, the return on this investment will be a crackerjack election system, secure from risks of failure and tampering.

But what's happened to our investment?

Anyone following the news these days knows, of course, that the nation's election systems are far from secure. In fact, a close look at the whole EAC certification program reveals it to be a complete illusion.

American taxpayers are now left with crummy products, a compromised election system, and a federally sanctioned certification program that can not possibly deliver on its promise.

In legal terms, when an operator takes money from investors, promising returns on a product that doesn't really exist, it's called a Ponzi scheme.

This is the premise of the following presentation, which was delivered last Saturday afternoon at the We Count Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

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