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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 10:50 PM
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6. Just want to share some info . . .
Basically, computer experts have established -- and continue to establish -- that it is virtually impossible to make electronic voting secure from hacking. (If Anonymous can hack the gov't's security contractor HB Gary, can we really assume that any internet-based voting system is secure?)

And that's assuming you trust the manufacturers, owners, and operators of the hardware/software -- in this case, the apparently conservative founders of "America Elects" -- not to be rigging the voting mechanisms to begin with.

And we've certainly been given plenty of grounds NOT to trust other such manufacturers/owners/operators, e.g. Diebold and ES&S.

And yes, paper ballots can be forged as well, but not on anywhere near the same scale, or with the same ease and refinement.

The links below have some info. I haven't been active in this area lately, so sorry I haven't got anything more up-to-date.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/03/24/64711/most-electr...

http://electiondefensealliance.org/open_letter_media

http://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org/article.php?lis...

You can also look for work by Bob Fitrakis, Greg Palast, or Robert F. Kennedy. I'm sure I'm missing some great people, but others in this forum can advise you.
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