Save R Vote Report Rips Riverside County for Mishandling 2008 Election


For Immediate Release Tuesday April 14, 2009


Tom Courbat, Founder, SAVE R VOTE

Cell:  951-536-6091

E-mail at this address 


Save R Vote Delivers Critical Review of Riverside County Election Procedures

Report details election law violations, miscounts, security breaches in 2008 election

WHERE:      Riverside County Board of Supervisors chambers, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA

WHEN:      Tuesday April 14, 1:30 p.m. Live Video at 1:30:

"Missing Pieces," a devastating citizen review of the 2008 presidential election conducted in Riverside County, CA, will be presented to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the press today at 1:30 p.m. by SaveRVote founder and EDA Election Monitoring Coordinator Tom Courbat.

The presentation will  be streamed live over the Internet via this URL:

The report, prepared by Courbat and the citizen volunteers of the Save R Vote election monitoring organization, documents violations of election law and egregious failures by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Barbara Dunmore, and her departmental staff, to secure, track, or even properly count the ballots in the November 2008 presidential election.

Save R Vote volunteers on election day and night photographed evidence of election law violations, logged missing memory cards ("electronic ballot boxes"), and in their subsequent 5-month examination of Riverside County election records, found vote counting and ballot auditing errors in official county election reports numbering in the tens and even hundreds of thousands.

The exhaustively documented Missing Pieces report, presented in its entirety on the Election Defense Alliance website, consists of an executive summary, findings and recommendations, a slideshow of photographic evidence, and a spreadsheet analysis of oversized precincts exceeding legal limits.

SaveRVote concludes its report urging the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to commission an independent auditing firm to conduct a true forensic audit of the county's election canvass process, as well as a computer systems security audit of the county's Sequoia voting system by independent qualified experts. More than 120 citizen volunteers with SaveRVote examined 20,000 election documents in what is believed to be the most comprehensive forensic review ever performed on a single county election system.



Entire report and supporting materials
Streaming web video of presentation at 1:30 p.m. Pacific via:
Executive summary
Findings and Recommendations
Slideshow of Photographic Evidence
Spreadsheet Analysis of Oversized Precincts (exceeding legal limits)


This announcement circulated by Election Defense Alliance
Election Defense Alliance is a sponsored project of International Humanities Center, a 501(c)(3) organization