Computer programmer claims he built vote rigging prototype


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WHISTLEBLOWER AFFIDAVIT: Programmer Built Vote Rigging Prototype at
Republican Congressman's Request!
CLAIM: Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) Asked Company to Create E-Vote Fraud Software!

In stunning revelations set to rock the vote from Tallahassee
to Capitol Hill -- and perhaps even a bit further up
Pennsylvania Avenue -- a Florida computer programmer has now
made remarkable claims in a detailed sworn affidavit, signed
this morning and obtained exclusively by The BRAD BLOG!

(Affidavit in .PDF format -

The programmer claims that he designed and built a "vote
rigging" software program at the behest of then Florida
Congressman, now U.S. Congressman, Republican Tom Feeney of
Florida's 24th Congressional District.

Clint Curtis, 46, claims that he built the software for Feeney
in 2000 while working at a sofware design and engineering
company in Oviedo, Florida (Feeney's home district).

Curtis, in his affidavit, says that as technical advisor and
programmer at Yang Enterprises, Inc. (YEI - he was present at company
meetings where Feeney was present "on at least a dozen

Feeney, who had run in 1994 as Jeb Bush's running-mate in his
initial unsuccessful bid for Florida Governor, was serving as
both corporate counsel and registered lobbyist for YEI during
the period that Curtis worked at the company. Feeney was also
concurrently serving as a Florida state congressman while
performing those services for YEI. Feeney would eventually
become Speaker of the Florida House before being elected to
the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. He is now a member
of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

At an October 2000 meeting with Feeney, according to the
affidavit and BRAD BLOG interviews with Curtis over the past
three days, Feeney inquired whether the company could build a
"vote fraud software prototype".

At least three YEI employees are said to have been present at
that meeting; Curtis, company owner, Mrs. Li Woan Yang, and
her executive secretary, Mike Cohen. Two other YEI employees
may have come in and out at different points of the meeting
according to Curtis.

Curtis says that Feeney "was very specific in the design and
specifications required for this program."

"He detailed, in his own words, that; (a) the program needed
to be touch-screen capable (b) the user should be able to
trigger the program without any additional equipment (c) the
programming to accomplish this needed to stay hidden even if
the source code was inspected."

Though there was no problem with the first two requirements,
Curtis explained to the Congressman that it would be
"virtually impossible to hide such code written to change the
voting results if anyone is able to review the uncompiled
source code"

Nonetheless, he was asked at the meeting by Mrs. Yang to build
the prototype anyway.

Curtis, "a life-long Republican" at the time, claims that it
was his initial belief that Feeney's interest was in trying to
stop Democrats from using "such a program to steal an
election". Curtis had assumed that Feeney, "wanted to be able
to detect and prevent that if it occurred."

Upon delivery of the software design and documentation on CD
to Mrs. Yang, Curtis again explained to her that it would be
impossible to hide routines created to manipulate the vote if
anybody would be able to inspect the precompiled source code.

Mrs. Yang then told him, "You don’t understand, in order to
get the contract we have to hide the manipulation in the
source code. This program is needed to control the vote in
South Florida." [emphasis in affidavit]

Mrs. Yang then took the CD containing the software from
Curtis, reportedly for later delivery to Feeney.

In other meetings with Feeny prior to the 2000 elections, it
became clear to Curtis that Feeney had plans to suppress the
vote in strong Democratic precincts. In the affidavit, Curtis
claims that in those meetings Feeney had "bragged that he had
already implemented 'exclusion lists' to reduce the 'black
vote'." Feeney also mentioned that "proper placement of police
patrols could further reduce the black vote by as much as

Curtis says that he submitted his resignation to YEI effective
December 2000, but stayed on until they had found someone to
replace him in February of 2001. He eventually became employed
by the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) after leaving

But the scandals didn't stop there.

In May of 2001, while at FDOT, Curtis and another FDOT
employee, Mavis Georgalis, discovered and then reported
several allegations to the Inspector General at FDOT
concerning over-billing by YEI -- who had been an FDOT
contractor -- and software that was never delivered by the
company. Allegations also included the employment of a
suspected illegal alien, Mr. Hai Lin Nee, who worked as YEI's
"quality control" manager.

Both Curtis and Georgalis were reportedly harassed after
filing their complaints about malfeasance at YEI and pressure
mounted on the FDOT -- purportedly from the powerful Feeney
who was still working with YEI -- to have them both fired.

In November 2001, after Curtis filed his complaints at FDOT,
both he and Georgalis' were subsequently sued by YEI "in
retaliation" for their complaints against the company. The
charge was "theft of intellectual property", which Curtis has
catagorized as "ridiculous" in interviews, because the
"intellectual property" in question was, in fact, software
that FDOT had long ago paid YEI to develop for them.

YEI was represented in the lawsuit by Congressman Feeney's law

When the two had sought help from FDOT in fighting YEI's suit
against them, they were told that FDOT couldn't help them
because FDOT had not been named in the suit.

After several rounds of court battles, Georgalis was finally
successful in having FDOT added to the suit as a third
co-defendant. The suit was originally filed in Seminole
County, but moved to Leon County upon the addition of FDOT.

In April of 2002 -- on the very same day -- Curtis and
Georgalis were both fired by FDOT without explanation.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported extensively in 2002 on
the case. They reported at the time that Curtis had written to
the Inspector General at FDOT to inquire why no investigation
had yet been made into YEI. As well, Curtis had contacted the
Florida Bar, since Feeney was a member, to inform them that
"Feeney has used his position to promote the profits of Yang
Enterprises, from whom he received compensation under the
guise of lobbyist and attorney."

According to The Orlando Sentinel in 2001, of 160 Florida
congressmen, Feeney was the only known registered lobbyist. He
would later be cleared of all ethics violations brought
against him in the Florida house on these matters by the
Ethics Committee which included four Republicans appointed to
the committee by Feeney. Curtis was never interviewed by the
Ethics Committee concerning his allegations.

After Curtis and Georgalis were fired by FDOT, each attempted
to file "Whistleblower Suits" in the state of Florida.
Georgalis' suit was successful and FDOT was eventually
ordered, after lengthy court battles, to reinstate her with
full back-pay by the circuit court. Curtis' suit was not
successful due to having missed the filing deadline for the

That suit, filed over three years ago, is still pending. The
reason, explained Curtis, is that YEI has since avoided all
defendants attempts to depose company employees in the case.

By May of 2002, the FDOT had finally taken up the
investigation into malfeasance by YEI.

In one particularly chilling paragraph in the affidavit,
Curtis explains what became of Raymond Lemme, the inspector at
FDOT who was said to be pursing the allegations against YEI,
Tom Feeney and the other reported matters:

"[I]n June of 2003, he told me that he had tracked the
corruption 'all the way to the top' and that the story would
break in the next few weeks and I would be satisfied with the
results. A few weeks later, on July 1st, Mr. Lemme was found
dead with his arm slashed in a hotel room in Valdosta,

The death was ruled a suicide by the Valdosta Police. The BRAD
BLOG has obtained and is currently reviewing many official
documents related to Mr. Lemme's death.

Mr. Hai Lin Nee, "the ilegal alien" who had worked at YEI and
was reported by Curtis, was arrested in March of 2004 on
espionage charges which included "shipping radar guidance
system chips for Hellfire Anti-Tank Missiles to a company in
Communist China."

Curtis discussed in detail, during our interviews, Mr. Nee
having placed "wiretapping modules" into software code created
by the company. The secret "wiretapping modules", Curtis
claims, were to download information from programs built by
YEI for contractors, and then either copy or send that
information via Email back to YEI. Such software, Curtis
claims, was created for companies such as NASA with whom YEI
held substantial contracts.

According to both the Curtis affidavit and email dated
November 22, 2004 obtained by The BRAD BLOG, YEI is currently
under investigation by the FBI.

That information was sent to Curtis after he had attempted on
several occassions to notify law enforcement authorities of
his seemingly remarkable story of espionage, possible vote
tampering and other ethical concerns.

In July of this year, in an email we've reviewed which
purports to be from a current YEI employee whose name we are
withholding, Curtis was sent the following message in regard
to a book that the employee had learned Curtis was working on:

They know about the book. You should not have sent it to a
bush supporter. They are going they weren't after
you already.

So I get to warn you AGAIN. They will do everything thwey
[sic] can to keep it from getting published. They are also
going to try to take you out again. Don't be alone. They
specifically want to limit casualities to just you. As long as
they can't catch you alone they won't touch you. You are such
a loser........


In what he describes as "an attempt to get this story out
there", Curtis told part of the tale on a website, where he has changed the names of
some of the specific parties involved. (e.g. "Wong" is
substituted for "Yang" on the site)

Additional charges by Curtis also include that databases and
information were routinely sent by Mrs. Yang to her brother in
China who, Yang had told Curtis on one occasion, had
previously been deported for "being a spy". The BRAD BLOG has
not yet been able to confirm the espionage charges concerning
Mrs. Yang's brother.

Curtis' affidavit is being turned over this afternoon to
staffers at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. An
investigation into Curtis' story is pending.

While we've been working on this story for several days in
order to get it right, we had hoped to hold it a bit longer to
confirm a few more of the details. As well, we had hoped to
allow the Judiciary Committee and others time to comment
before making this story widely available.

However, as of late Sunday night, Curtis' story has been
reported elsewhere on the Internet by Wayne Madsen
( His detailed account references an
older, very short affidavit that Curtis had made in regards to
the information contained in a self-published book on some of
these matters.

While Madsen's article was independently researched and
reported -- and offers some very good detail in relation to
Curtis, YEI, FDOT and Feeney, much of which that we can
confirm -- he then ties those stories to a much grander
CIA/Bush family conspiracy.

While we have looked somewhat cursorily over the last several
weeks into some of the larger matters which Madsen discusses,
and has been reporting on for some time, we cannot confirm any
of those grander details as playing any part in this
particular story. While his claims may be true, The BRAD BLOG
has seen no evidence to support them as being related to the
Curtis story at this time.

Frankly, we find the information related in Curtis' sworn
affidavit, and via our interviews with him and others directly
related to his story to be rather stunning as is, and we will
stand by our reporting of those matters at this time.

Given the importance of the many allegations in his story if
they are true -- and we have so far been unable to identify
any major holes or discrepancies in his information -- we
thought it necessary to release the full details contained in
this sworn affidavit immediately so that Curtis' story and the
explosive allegations contained therein could be more
accurately assessed.


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