Once again there is an "unexplainable" and a highly improbable descrepancy between exit polling and balloting. According to New Hampshire exit polls, Barack Obama won the New Hampshire primary 39% to 35%. In every other count, the exit polls have been spot on! Once again, questions arise about the credibility of Diebold voting machine, indeed, the credibility of the electorial process itself. Here are the exit poll results at 8:01 PM when the polls closed and here is a chart with the final tabulation.
With voting over in New Hampshire, the big network exit poll is out and according to Fox News it shows:
Both races are too close to call - and it looks like both Obama and McCain have only a slim lead based on these polls.--Guardian Unlimited, Exit polls: Obama and McCain ahead
NH: "First in the nation" (with corporate controlled secret vote counting) By Nancy Tobi 07 Jan 2008
Diebold has changed its name if not its stripes. It is now called "Premier". Premier what? Number one in criminal fraud!! How much longer are we going to put up with this before this gang of crooks is hauled before a Federal Grand Jury to testify under oath? If Antonin Scalia could get away with citing the Fourteenth Amendment as reasons to hear Bush v Gore, then a Federal Grand Jury should begin a Federal investigation of all national elections since Bush stole the White House.
NH: "First in the nation" (with corporate controlled secret vote counting)81% of New Hampshire ballots are counted in secret by a private corporation named Diebold Election Systems (now known as "Premier"). The elections run on these machines are programmed by one company, LHS Associates, based in Methuen, MA. We know nothing about the people programming these machines, and we know even less about LHS Associates. We know even less about the secret vote counting software used to tabulate 81% of our ballots. People like to say "but we use paper ballots! They can always be counted by hand!"But they're not. They're counted by Diebold. Only a candidate can request a hand recount, and most never do so. And a rigged election can easily become a rigged recount, as we learned in Ohio 2004, where two election officials were convicted of rigging their recount. (Is it just a funny coincidence that Diebold spokesman is named Mr. Riggall?)
We need to get the count right on election night. Right now, nobody in New Hampshire, except the programmers at LHS Associates and Diebold Election Systems, knows if we are getting it right or wrong. Our state officials and representatives know this. They learned all about it when computer security specialists Harri Hursti and Bruce Odell testified before the legislative subcommittee on e-voting in September 2007 (Hursti's testimony is shown in this video). Scientific reports about the vulnerabilities and risks with Diebold optical scanners have been available since 2003.--NH: "First in the nation" with corporate controlled secret vote counting
If nothing is done to stop venal corporations like Diebold/Premier, American Democracy is dead! The Republic died with Bush v Gore and nothing has been done to resurrect it. We are left with a corporate dictatorship. Americans, you had been free but now you are slaves to the corporate Moloch. A revolution won't happen --sadly --because no one has the courage or the stomach for it.
See also: If your money was in a bank which had the safe guards of a "voting machine", you would be dead broke in a week!