Posted Sep 1, 2004 3:26 UTC (Wed) by hummassa
In reply to: For Right or Wrong
Parent article: Back door in Diebold voting systems?
The physical evidence means absolutely NOTHING unless you have the
patience, lots of eyes to pry, and mainly the *WILL*power to recount them.
Especially in our days.
The machine tamperable (if you haven't read the article) is the tabulator
-- the one making the SUMs. Go watch Gangs of New York again. The ballots
are still there, and are still recountable, but your calculator is
swinging the votes. Sweet, uh?
Now, if you read my comment in http://lwn.net/Articles/98671/ you'll see
where is the secret to a clean, trustworthy election: the process must
involve a lot of people counting and recounting and summing and checking
the ballot boxes/ voting machines etc etc etc. Accountability is lacking
in the US elections lately.
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