Thursday, December 09, 2004

... and the story of Florida voting gets weirder and weirder.....

In sworn affidavit, a programmer publicly states he developed vote-rigging prototype for Florida congressman… then his dog gets killed…

There’s a lot of news emerging this week about Clint Curtis, a former programmer for a NASA contractor that said that he developed a vote-rigging prototype a few years ago at the request of a then-Florida state representative who is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

While working for Yang Enterprises in Florida, the 46-year-old programmer says he was instructed by then-Republican state representative Tom Feeney to “develop a prototype of a voting program that could alter the vote tabulation in the election and be undetectable.”

A few hours after this story was exposed on the BRAD BLOG, Mr. Curtis’ previously-health German Shepherd was found mysteriously dead in his Florida home. As it turns out, this is only the tip of the iceberg. There was also a mysterious “suicide” of a Florida state official, and a trail of some very disturbing connections

I think it’s important to have some healthy skepticism about any potential scandal. It’s very easy to make things up, but the real challenge is finding the actual truth. With any luck, we’ll get more information about Mr. Curtis’ claim, and see if it holds up to greater scrutiny. I wonder if this developing story will be acknowledged at today’s Senate hearings on the topic of voting irregularities.

The man behind BRAD BLOG, Brad Friedman, is a freelance writer, investigative blogger, software designer and self-proclaimed “all around trouble maker.” He broke the story of the "White House Website Scrubbing" that dealt with the administration’s efforts to re-write history on the internet.

Check out these URLs for more information:

BRAD BLOG TOO (designed to handle overflow)
http://bradblogtoo.blogspot.com/

The BRAD BLOG (original blog)
http://www.BradBlog.com

RawStory.com also has great articles on this development
http://www.rawstory.com
E.P. Thursday, December 09, 2004