23 January 2006

State denies Democrats access to election records

January 23, 2006

The Alaska Democratic Party says there are major discrepancies in the numbers from the 2004 election. However, the State Division of Elections has denied access to the public records that would verify the election's accuracy.

They claim the electronic computer file that contains all the final vote tallies is proprietary information belonging to Diebold Election Systems. That company is a contractor for the voting process in Alaska and other states.

Diebold wants the file to remain hidden because it could give away the secret of how their software works, even though that information is available on the internet.

[...] Democrats say that in the 2004 election, many more people voted in House districts than actually live there.

[...] The Alaska Democratic Party has filed for the state to reconsider, and may take further action after that.


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