Thursday, September 02, 2004

Many people who have looked into the security of electronic voting machines are alarmed. But so far, they haven't gotten real traction in the national media. Perhaps it's that the problems they've found are too technical in nature to excite attention, and the consequences too unclear.

So, suppose they discovered that the central tabulators of a major manufacturer's systems allowed anyone who entered a secret two-digit code into a hidden field to alter reported vote totals -- with no record kept and no audit trail. Would that finally kick up a real fuss?

Apparently not.

(via, among many others, Dan Gillmor).

Though it can't help much that the activists scheduled their press availability right on top of the RNC...


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