the polls closed in Arizona that “their exit polls” showed thatrnDole would definitely come in third, and that it was betweenrnForbes and Buchanan for first place. But then some computerrnmagic occurred, and Buchanan, we are told, was in a distantrnthird, hi fact, all four of the major TV networks called the primaryrnelection wrong based on VNS exit polls! Wc have apologiesrnon tape from Ted Koppel (ABC) and Bernard Shawrn(CNN). ABC’s Hal Bruno offered the lame excuse that thernnetworks got it wrong because they had never reported on anrnArizona primary before.rnSpace will not allow a full analysis of the dubious “exit polls”rnsupposedlv conducted by VNS every election day (though anrnindispensable scrutiny of the subject can be found inrnVotescam). Likewise, the explosive subject of absentee ballotsrnmust be relegated to another time. Early reports tried to explainrnForbes’ victory in Arizona by absentee ballots, which hadrnbeen uncharacteristically counted by the time the polls hadrnclosed. Nor is there space to examine in depth the special lawrnpassed by the Arizona legislature forbidding a recount in thisrnone primary election. And only brief mention can be made ofrnthe shocking and sudden seizure of ballot boxes in the Phoenixrnarea at about two o’clock in the afternoon of election day—rnunder the pretext of getting an “early start” on the count. Also,rnwe must gloss over the 60,000 duplicate white voter cards thatrnwere issued to oters in the Phoenix area.rnThe issuing of these duplicate voting cards was admitted inrnthe final election report. But don’t worry! Election officials assurernus that only two people had voted twice. They had donernelaborate cross checking, you understand, after the election.rnWhen asked by Votescam author Jim Collier for the paperworkrnand work orders verifying that such a comprehensi’e check hadrnbeen done (per the impossible, for how would the election officialsrnknow who the duplicate voters had voted for?), the electionrnofficials stonewalled. They produced nothing to back theirrnclaim, and have produced nothing to this day, though they arcrnsupposed to be, remember, servants of the people.rnAnd still looming over all of this is Arizona’s compiiterizedrnote-counting sstem. On the day of the primary, I called Arizona’srnstate elections director, Lisa Daniels. I am grateful thatrnshe took my call, for many in her position would not have. Irnasked her, “Who programmed the computers that are going torncount the votes tonight in Arizona?” Her answer: “I think inrn[she named one southern county] that [she named a husbandrnand wife team] programmed the computer.” I followed up,rn”How about the rest of the state?” She replied, “I can get yournthe name of the company that did it, and maybe they can tellrnus the person who programmed the software.”rnNow the point of this story is not to ridicule Lisa Daniels.rnHer sincerity is proven by her willingness to answer my call. Butrna week later she would sign a document swearing that the ballotrnresults were true and accurate—although she, as the state’srnelections director, had absolutely no way of verifying the resultsrnshe was legitimizing with her signature and did not even knowrnwho had programmed the computers responsible for these results.rnAgain, this is not surprising to those few of us who ha’ernbeen doggedly trodding this road for some years now. Most ofrnthe election officials do not know any more about computerrnprogramming than the average citizen. They are politicos onrnthe way up. They need the job. Thev are told that on electionrnnight such and such a company (handsomely paid) comes inrnand runs the computers and tabulates the voting. They thenrnsign the results.rnWhat Can We Do?rnIt is imperative that wc act immediately, for as bad as things arernnow, the situation could grow worse. For example, almost allrn”mechanical” voting machines now have a small computer integratedrninto their inner workings. In many venues, computersrnare in use which send only a bleep of energ’ (no paper trail) forrneach vote recorded. We are supposed to make a blind “act ofrnfaith” that these bits of cyber-energy are accurately recordedrnand tallied. The possibility of fraud increases dramaticallyrnwhen phone voting and voting by mail are considered. The latterrnmethod is popular with the media, and the state of Oregon,rnin fact, has already “elected” a left-wing senator via the U.S.rnPost Office. The “conservative” Republican who “lost” thisrncompletely unvcrifiable “election” (which took place over severalrnweeks) wasn’t smart enough to hold office anyway, since hernapparently failed to object to such a corrupt process. Ross Perotrnbrought “mail order” elections to a new lecl of sillinessrnwhen he allowed e-mail, faxes, and mail-ins to be counted inrnthe process which nabbed him this year’s Reform Party nomination.rnOne person I ran into at the Republican National Conventionrnin San Diego showed me four Reform Party ballots thatrnhe could have used had he desired to do so.rnSince the major TV networks have gone so far as to hide thernexistence of VNS and its fellow travelers from the Americanrnpeople for over two decades, and since 99.9 percent of the officeholdersrnin the United States are petrified of the big media,rnthere is little hope at this time of a bona fide investigation intornVNS and the handful of election-night “service providers.” Butrnthousands of alerted citizens can rallv behind a strategy to forcernthis issue into the open.rnThere is a little-known law still enforced by the FederalrnCommunications Commission stating that radio and televisionrnstations must carry the message of political candidates, providedrnsuch commercials do not contain profanitv. If the station refusesrnto run the candidate’s message, then he or she has thernright to file immediateh’ for, and receive, ownership of the licensernof that station. Through a willing candidate, citizens canrnmake their voices heard on the issue of vote fraud, or on anyrnother issue, for that matter.rnIVIy organization’s current goal is to raise money for radio andrncable TV commercials nationwide to highlight the importancernof restoring verifiable elections. We mounted our first offensivernduring the week of the Republican Convention in San Diego,rnand over a three-day period, 65 radio commercials were run onrnKOGO and KSDO; some of them ran locally during the RushrnLimbaugh, Gordon Lidd}’, and Michael Reagan shows.rnIf fair and free elections are ever to reign in America again,rncitizens in every county of the countrv must organize and demandrneasily read paper ballots, hand-counted by neighbors inrneach precinct in full public view, with the results posted at eachrnpolling place before the ballots leave the precinct.rnMillions of our ancestors have fought and bled and died in anrneffort to protect our right to free and fair elections and to an ordedy,rnpeaceful transfer of power. The time is long overdue forrnthe current generations to renew their commitment to this preciousrnright, and individuals interested in learning more aboutrnvote fraud may visit our Internet site ( orrnwrite us at Cineinnatus PAC, P.O. Box 11339, Cincinnati, Ohiorn45211, or phone: 513-984-4284.rnNOVEMBER 1996/17rnrnrn