New [Fledgling] Tools for Election Protection June 03, 2008 5:27 PM
Bev Harris, founder of BlackBoxVoting.org, has posted the following new tools available for testing by ANYONE wanting to protect free and fair elections in the U.S. She has divided her post into tasks for "techies" and "non-techies." I imagine that, as soon as the new tools have been approved, there will be an announcement.
SUMMARY (Details follow, scroll down)
1) Results watchers: AUTOMATIC UPDATING techniques, called "Web site mirroring" or "offline browsing" -- Will automatically capture every change on Web sites you want to monitor. How-to tips from extraordinary volunteer John Howard, see below.
2) Tech Patriots: WEB SNAPSHOT tool - Tool to automatically capture and extract incoming results data from CNN and government results sites. If you have been tracking results, you may have noticed that clicking county by county for updates is inefficient -- the "Web Snapshot" tool developed by Donovan Levinson is designed to automate data collection and speed analysis. The (hit or miss) county precinct data can provide live-time detail data. Program code, see below.
3) Stats people: County by county spreadsheets identifying voting systems, voter registration numbers, past voting histories, and more. Drawn from Secretary of State Websites and Election Assistance Commission data tables. See below for links.