The cat that controls New Hampshire election programming
John Silvestro and his small private business, LHS Associates
www.lhsassociates.com , has exclusive programming contracts for ALL New
Hampshire voting machines, which combined will count about 81 percent of the
vote in the primary. And as to Super Tuesday and beyond: Silvestro also has the
programming contracts for the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Silvestro IS the New Hampshire chain of custody in New England -- Or at least, a
very large component in it.
Last fall, with the help of citizens like you, Black Box Voting began working on
"Chain of Custody" projects, in which we identified some of the areas of concern
that might affect many jurisdictions at once. First on the list for the
Northeast U.S. is LHS Associates, a vendor with inside access to every memory
card, as well as to the chips containing the "brain" of the Diebold optical scan
RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE
In an unusual confluence of available video, we obtained footage of Silvestro
grappling with Harri Hursti, the master hacker who had his way with the Diebold
optical scans in Leon County, Florida in the famous exploit that was showcased
in the film Hacking Democracy.
The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in
Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of
elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the
remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine.
Because the voting machine locations tend to be urban, this represents about 81
percent of the New Hampshire voters.
The video shows Harri Hursti testifying on Sept. 19 before the New Hampshire
legislature, attempting to explain significant vulnerabilities requiring urgent
mitigations; throughout his testimony, Silvestro inserted his own comments,
opinions, misstatements and speculations.
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