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Diebold, Sequoia, ES&S under investigation

  1. Mar 29, 2006 #1
    Good news.

    Article continues (and permission to reprint was granted at the link):


    This is basically (part of) the next installment in the ongoing investigation into Diebold (etc) electronic vote machines. It constitutes good news, because the trend has been towards more and more serious scrutiny of these machines, with several states rejecting Diebold outright due to their shortcomings.

    The entire topic is too huge to cover in one post. Example: any given machine vendor will have multiple products on the market, and multiple versions of each model. When a problem is documented in one, the vendor typically provides another. This becomes sort of a shell game - where the real solution should be to pull all of the machines, do a thorough investigation on every version of every model, etc.

    Still, today's report is a bit of the ongoing picture. The attorney general in Florida, has subpoenaed the three major vendors, as a result of BBV and Harri Hursti's hack last fall. This is good.

    (If the vendors stay true to form, they'll do something like sue Florida under the premise that the subpoena erodes their credibility with other state election officials.)
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  3. Apr 4, 2006 #2


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    This is slightly related :


    Blackwell is well-known among Ohioans, but for outsiders, you might have heard him refered to as the Katherine Harris of Ohio.
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