Diebold election insecurity systems
Posted May 18, 2006 6:51 UTC (Thu) by ekj
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Agreed -- very few people will control the paper-ballot. But even if only say 1% of the voters glance at the paper-ballot, the odds are pretty high that phony software that say changes 5% of the votes will get caugth.
On the average, that would mean that once every 2000 voters someone observes a paper-ballot coming out with something other than what they voted.
A better system would be for the machine to print the receipt, which the voter then folds and puts in an old-fashioned ballot-box. Requiring the voter to handle (even if only fold and insert in ballot-box) the paper would probably increase the chanse that voter glances at the paper by a factor of atleast 10.
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