Voter News Service
News Election Services
In 1964, one year after the JFK assassination, an election reporting consortium called News Election Services (NES) was founded.
Voter Research and Surveys
Merger into VNS
Dissolution in 2002
Executive director: ..., Bill Headline, ...
Vote rigging suspicion
- Website for Votescam by Jim and Ken Collier
- Copy of the first 13 chapters of Votescam
- Lynn Landes compilation of election fraud and irregularities
- Allegation by Leonard Gates that Cincinnati Bell and the FBI hacked county election mainframes
- Lynn Landes, "Why won't the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate electronic vote fraud? Is it because the DOJ and FBI have long been involved in it, themselves?" - discusses Craig Donsanto, head of the DOJ's Election Crimes division who also featured prominently in Votescam
- Leonard Gates deposition
- Cincinnati Post, "Election Wire-tap Alleged Cincinnati Bell Denies Charges", 1987/11
- Gregory Flannery, "The great forgotten Cincinnati wiretap scandal", 2013/06/03: "In 1979, he [Gates] testified, he was ordered to wiretap the Hamilton County Regional Computer Center, which handled vote tabulations. His handler at the phone company allegedly told Gates the wiretap was intended to manipulate election results. “They had the ability to actually alter what was being done with the votes. … He was very upset through some of the elections with a gentleman named Blackwell,” Gates testified. J. Kenneth Blackwell is a former member of Cincinnati Council, and 1979 was an election year for council." Interestingly, at that time, Blackwell was a left-leaning independent who became mayor of Cincinnati under the Charter Party, but he soon made an abrupt switch to hardcore conservative Republican in 1981. Then he himself would be involved with election rigging in the 2004 Ohio election.
- 1988 New Hampshire primary and Governor John H. Sununu
- Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, "NEW HAMPSHIRE THE BIRTHPLACE OF ELECTRONIC ELECTION THEFT", 2016/02/08
- New York Times, "NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADERS SPLIT OVER COMPUTER", 1985/05/06
- UPI, "Personality Spotlight: New Hampshire's high-tech Gov. John Sununu", 1988/11/17
- Washington Post, "ALL THE PRESIDENT'S PCS FROM SUNUNU ON DOWN, IBM'S REIGN WANES", 1989/05/15 - mentions that Sununu was indeed a computer engineer: "Sununu, an engineer, is an old hand at computers, having done programming on mainframes back when it was entered on punch cards. When he was governor of New Hampshire, he had an IBM AT, which he used to download budget and purchasing data from the state's mainframe system. Sununu used a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet to analyze the numbers."
- Exit poll suspicion
- Compilation of articles by Lynn Landes about exit polls
- Lynn Landes, "Election Night Projections - Cover For Vote Rigging Since 1964?", 2002/09/23
- Lynn Landes, "Suspicion Surrounds Voter News Service", 2003/01/20 (archive) - speculation about the reason for VNS closing after the 2002 election
- Lynn Landes, "Could the Associated Press (AP) Rig the Election?", 2004/10/22
- Lynn Landes, "Did Networks Fake Exit Polls, While AP 'Accessed' 2,995 Mainframe Computers?"
- Victoria Collier explains in 2012 how Internet election reporting changed VNS's game