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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:15 AM
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10. A conspiracy by whom? The Board of Elections and Ethics allowed public testing.
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 01:22 AM by Bill Bored
If you're suggesting they engineered the failure of their own tests, I'd say that was probably the patriotic thing to do (to discredit Internet voting!), but I doubt it happened.

That's like suggesting someone deliberately hacked the DREs in FL CD-13 in 2006 to get the state onto paper ballots. While ballot scanner vendors might benefit from such a scam, just as all e-voting vendors benefited from the FL 2000 debacle (a scam according to whistle blowers from Sequoia Voting Systems), who would benefit financially from hacking D.C.'s Internet voting system? It was open source and therefore not-for-profit, but the leader of the team from U. Michigan has a history of hacking for-profit privatized voting machines such as Diebold's DRE too.

If you're suggesting that the D.C. Board deliberately facilitated the hacks to discredit an open source Internet voting system so they could go out and patronize some for-profit Internet voting vendor, such unethical behavior shows exactly why NO ONE should be trusted to run any system as dangerous, vulnerable and unverifiable as Internet voting!

So thanks for trying to prove that point! :toast:
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