From Propaganda to News

The squirrelly little nonprofit called Election Science Institute (ESI), with perhaps one of the most Orwellian names in existence and whose director lacks any graduate background in statistical analysis, is at it again. ESI received nearly a quarter million dollar contract yesterday from the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) Commissioners to reassure the public about the new wave of e-voting machines. In 2005, ESI received a contract from the Franklin County Commissioners, led by Mary Jo Kilroy, to come in and cover up the 2004 election fiasco. ESI’s director has long-standing ties to the military industrial complex and has no credentials to independently audit the machines.

The game that is now being played is for election officials to take out advertisements which say that the machines are federally certified or state certified or independently audited. In fact, Columbus’ daily monopoly (the Dispatch) ran a four page insert ad from the Franklin County Board of Elections on how wonderful, safe and secure the voting machines are, then a few days later, their “Insight” section ran an above-the-fold virtual word-for-word propaganda piece with pictures detailing how the voting machines are “designed for security and accuracy,” as if it was new news material.

Essentially the Dispatch plagiarized the Franklin County BOE propaganda. For example, the ad read: “Each machine stands alone and is not connected to the internet or any other electronic device, except its printer.” The Dispatch wrote: “Each machine stands alone with no wireless devices or modems. It can connect only to a printer.”

3 replies
  1. takebackthehouse
    takebackthehouse says:

    Voters are waking up to the enormity of the fraud and the lies perpetrated by the media conglomerates on behalf of the voting machine companies. I hope we can have a fraud-free election this fall.

  2. Dave Kovacs
    Dave Kovacs says:

    Anyone see that in Clermont County there are only Republican Supervisors for todays election–that they essentially refused to let the Democrats even appoint a deputy supervisor.

    And of course, the Democrats just don’t really care.

  3. dael4
    dael4 says:

    No Dave where did you see that? This is not very civil of the republicans there.

    How can we magnify the fact that they ARE not being legal and get something done about it?

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