You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The Highest Court in the Land to Rule on Use of Lever Voting Machines (so far) [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 04:38 PM
Original message
The Highest Court in the Land to Rule on Use of Lever Voting Machines (so far)
Advertisements [?]
Edited on Thu Sep-02-10 04:44 PM by Bill Bored


New York Warned of 'Electoral Chaos' in Transition to Electronic Voting
By ADAM KLASFELD


Thursday, September 02, 2010

MANHATTAN (CN) - In a hearing before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli warned that the transition from lever-pull to electronic voting machines will cause "electoral chaos" in the primaries, and that all it will take to "fix" an election is a flash drive that anyone can buy at Staples. Ciampoli said a person with a flash drive would need "approximately 5 minutes of access" to fix an election.

-snip-

Ciampoli said that lever-pull voting machines, by contrast, are "incredibly tamper-resistant" and guarded by "one-way seals."

-snip-

In the Wednesday hearing, Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs appeared to agree with Nassau County's assessment of the competing voting systems. "It seems to me that these new machines are more prone to fraud on a mass scale than a lever machine," Judge Jacobs said.

-snip-

After the hearing, Ciampoli said in an interview that after a New York Supreme Court judge ordered the ES&S DS-200 voting machines to be tested, the voting systems giant interfered with its completion. "The manufacturer is fighting us and trying to keep us from getting the materials the law requires the state board to hold in escrow. So we're not able to complete the test until we have that," Ciampoli said.

-snip-

"The internal flash drive is protected by six screws. I believe it's 'high-tech' security because it's a Phillips-head screwdriver you need," he said.

-snip-

During the hearing Wednesday, Department of Justice Attorney Dugan said the electronic machines can be verified by a "paper trail." But Ciampoli said that only 3 percent of the machines will be audited, at random.

-snip-

Read the whole thing y'all! And please K&R!
http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/02/30069.htm
Refresh | +14 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC