Back door in Diebold voting systems?
Posted Sep 1, 2004 12:14 UTC (Wed) by nealbirch
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I live in Florida, and I voted yesterday in the primary. In our county we have scantron like machines, you fill in the appropriate circle on your ballot and feed the thing in. I hate these things as I hate the kindergarten exercise of filling in the circle, but it sure isn't hard to figure out voter intent on them.
As to verifiability of the voter, you must present your voter registration and a picture id, which is checked against a voter list for your polling district and which document you sign after the poll worker marks down the number on your ballot. Hard to forge all that, but not impossible; you just have to get one of the geriatric poll worker to be willing to risk spending their remaining golden years in jail for the cause. If you introduced the retinal scan it would actually be easier to cheat because you would be removing the one thing that would be hard to suborn, the poll worker, for a software program to read the retina and verify it against a non-existent list of registered voters retinal scans... and who is going to pay for that list to exist? Republicans? Ha!
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