Electronic Voting Insecurity

I’ve written a couple of previous posts about electronic voting machines that you can find here and here. Yesterday Professor Ed Felten of Princeton University along with two of his grad students released a new study that they did on these Diebold Machines. They found that under realistic voting conditions it would be very easy for a malicious hacker to manipulate the machines and modify the vote counts in under a minute. The site has a video demonstrating how these machines can be manipulated to affect election results tha you can see here. There is also a PDF file of there report available. I urge you to at least watch the video and then call your elected federal representatives and demand that these machines and any others that do not use open source software and provde a paper ballot be immediately banned from use in all elections. Our democracy depends on it.

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