Below is a press release by Oregon's BlackBoxVoting regarding Utah's voting machines and Emery County's Bruce Funk. Please forward this email to Governor's Counselor Mike Lee and Attorney General Mark Shurtleff as well.
This week Pennsylvania locked down all its Diebold machines due to information obtained in Emery County, Utah. An unredacted version of the full expert report is due out May 10th; and will be provided to federal and state regulators, including the Dept. of Homeland Security's "CERT" alert system.
Every county clerk in Utah is now faced with the following choice:
1. Use a voting system which Diebold has admitted (forced to admit by PA's voting machine inspector Michael Shamos) has numerous severe security holes which will permit any one Diebold technician to tamper with Utah's vote counts, or
2. Use an uncertified illegal voting system, such as PA has now decided to do after PA SOS Cortez ordered a statewide lockdown of Diebold voting machines in all PA counties using them - due to the security risks that were uncovered here in Utah by Bruce Funk.
I respectfully ask that you offer Utah's counties a better option by inviting Lt. Governor Herbert's office to re-certify Utah's old voting systems (Herbert decertified them to force all counties to use Diebold touchscreens) and apply to the U.S. Justice Department for a two year deferrment on meeting the HAVA requirements such as Connecticut obtained.
People all over America are waiting to see what Utah will do in response to the same security flaws that were discovered here in Utah and caused Pennsylvania to lock down all its Diebold voting machines.
Utah's Election Officials have taken no action to address the problems yet - possibly due to the fact that Utah's Election Office never consulted with or employed any independent expert in computer science or security to assist it in evaluating voting systems and colluded with Diebold to punish the only election official in Utah, Bruce Funk, who had the wisdom and intelligence to consult with experts.
Sincerely, Kathy Dopp, http://utahcountvotes.org 435-658-4657