some independent authority says that version 188.8.131.52 of the software is OK, this type of technology ensures that every voting machine has 184.108.40.206 on it and isn't "upgraded" to a version that gives half the vote to whoever paid off the software vendor.That's right, this technology could ensure that not only the software vendor, but also someone who signs the software gets a share of the spoils (but in practice it will probably all go to the vendor of the voting machine, as they do the software and the signing).
Do the voters or the voting administration have any way to determine which software runs on the machine? Nope.
So the voting machine scenario is just a red herring. And vice versa, treacherous computing will be used to muddle the waters in the discussion about the security of voting machines.
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