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Bev Harris is an investigative journalist focusing on electronic voting technologies which she considers to be vulnerable error and misuse without being subject to strict election audit procedures.
Activism on voting issues
Her expose of the McCarthy Group, Diebold Election Systems, ES&S, I-Mark, Chuck Hagel, Michael McCarthy (Hagel's campaign finance manager), Bob Urosevich is published in her book Black Box Voting. It establishes clear Republican Party links to all major providers of these technologies. The expose raises questions about the use of this technology in the U.S. midterm election, 2002.
Harris ran a PR company, Talion. However the website is no longer active. She has apparently decided to focus strictly on the electoral fraud issues that are inherent in voting machines, especially the Diebold Accuvote system which she has criticized deeply for
Bev Harris and her team at blackboxvoting.org have filed the largest number of FOIAs - Freedom of Information Act requests - in history. She is asking 3,000 counties for the internal audit logs of their voting machines, which are public records, as well as for other key data. See the Diebold Election Systems electoral fraud, 2004 article for updates and the county-by-county issues in their own articles notably Cuyahoga County, OH, US and Franklin County, OH, US.
- Bev Harris, Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century, Talion Publishing, March, 2004, ISBN: 1890916900.
330 SW 43rd St
Renton, Washington 98055 USA
- BlackBoxVoting.com - The website of Harris's former publisher
- BlackBoxVoting.org - Harris's website
- David Bear
- Diebold Election Systems
- Election Center
- Public Strategies, Inc.
- R. Doug Lewis
- E-Voting: Digital Democracy or a Cash Cow for Consultants?
- Selling electronic voting
- A Short but Tragic History of E-voting Public Relations
- e-voting PR
- Voting machine
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- blackboxvoting.ORG - Bev Harris's black box voting site
- blackboxvoting.COM - The website of Harris's former publisher, David Allen
- How to Rig an American Election - two articles, by Harris and C. D. Sludge.
- "Talion.com", PR Web, accessed October 2004.