"Riveting...scoops that would have made her [Bev Harris's] career at the New York Times or Washington Post." -- Vanity Fair magazine, April 2004
"Some...call her [Harris] the 'Erin Brockovich of elections.' Her facts check out. -- Salon.com, Feb. 2003
From the Publisher
This book started out as a simple look at ES&S and other voting machine companies and their curious ties to elected officials, foreign nationals, and political parties. Within a few months it morphed into an expose of bad software, criminal activity, and fraudulent use of taxpayer money.
Bev Harris and David Allen were a very unlikely "Woodward & Bernstein", she being a 53 year-old grandmother and he a 43 year-old comic publisher. Initially, David was simply playing the role of publisher. But as Bev's investigation became more technical, he was able to draw upon his 18 years as a computer systems tech and engineer to help Bev unravel the technical aspects of the story. Not that she needed much help. She was a quick study on techical issues and soon mastered many of the intricacies of the topic.
David would later wind up sitting in on a secret phone conference between the voting machine industry and the lobbying firm seeking to get itself hired.
Bev Harris has attacked this story with the tenacity of a terrier and refused to back away from the truth despite threats of legal attack from Diebold and ES&S. In one year the story went from an obscure topic in computer forums to a international discussion.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
See all Editorial Reviews