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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-04-08 01:40 PM
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6. This is the rule, not the exception.
I am a member of our Rural Fire Dept (Arkansas). Our firehouse is also the Polling Station for our precinct. The voting machines were dropped off several days ago, and remained stacked on the floor until this morning.
The Firehouse is not secure. Nobody stays there. Many people know where the key is.
It would be easy to gain access to these machines.

I don't believe that there is widespread hacking of individual machines by partisan political criminals on the local level.....the risks would far outweigh the rewards. It would take a HUGE conspiracy involving hundreds (thousands) of co-ordinated participants with tech skills sneaking into Polling Stations, gaining access to individual machines over a 24 hour timespan. Each machine would have to be opened, reprogrammed or patched, and resealed. The reward would be at most several hundred votes per machine. It would take too much time on scene....someone would get caught or someone would gain a conscience.

If there is on-goingmachine rigging, it is in the hardware, software, or at the compiling or network level. That could reap MILLIONS of votes, and involve only a few people.
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