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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:13 PM
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E-Mail Voting Comes With Risks
Pentagon Warned on Security Issues for Overseas Ballots
Time was when soldiers, if they wanted to vote, had to request ballots by snail mail, fill them out and return them the same way.

The process typically took weeks.

This year, thousands of soldiers around the world have the opportunity to vote in the Nov. 7 elections by e-mail. It's part of a Pentagon effort to make it easier for overseas military personnel to cast ballots in federal and state elections, and it reflects how the Internet has changed life in the combat zone.

But computer security experts inside and outside the government warned that the Pentagon's Federal Voting Assistance Program ignores the risks associated with unencrypted e-mail: interception, hacking and identity theft.

"E-mail traffic can flow through equipment owned and operated by various governments, companies and individuals in many countries," Joel Rothschild, a Navy Reserve captain, said in an August report prepared for the Pentagon. "It is easily monitored, blocked and subject to tampering."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:15 PM
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1. soldiers are now voting against this gov't, so why not do it by email....
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:16 PM
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2. Much easier this way to flip the military vote.
You know they all vote Republican anyways.
:sarcasm:
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