electronic voting and open source
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: electronic voting and open source

  1. #1
    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    2,716

    electronic voting and open source

    MicroVote voting machines reported 144,000 ballots cast during the recent elections in Boone County, Indiana. Since only 5,300 people actually voted, this would seem to be a problem.
    Links:
    http://www.microvote.com :: MicroVote Web Site
    http://www.spywareinfo.net/nov11,2003#diebold :: The Diebold Chronicles Continue
    http://www.spywareinfo.net/oct21,2003#fuzzymath :: E-Voting Machines and Fuzzy Math
    http://www.indystar.com/articles/6/091021-1006-009.html :: Vote count marred by computer woes
    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0828-08.htm :: Diebold Voting Machine Owner Committed To Give Votes To Bush in 2004
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/newslette...es/1103/18.php
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,019
    My apologies for bringing up a somewhat old thread, but I missed it the first time through, and I feel it at least is worthy of some debate....

    I found a little more info, including exerpts from internal memos from Deibold employees here:
    http://why-war.com/features/2003/10/....html#excerpts

    I think the implications are serious...what if, for instance, instead of such a glaring discrepancy in actual votes, every 100th voter was switched to vote for candidate "x"? Obviously the agency responsible for certification of these systems isn't infallible..and I think it is a very real possibility...

    I wonder if their were machines like this in Florida?

  3. #3
    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    2,716
    more news

    Among revelations contained in the memos was information that the Microsoft Access database used by the Diebold system to collect and calculate votes was not protected by a password. This meant someone could alter votes by entering the database through physical access to the machine or remotely using the phone system.

    http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,26...=wn_polihead_1

    conspiracy, anyone?
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •