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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 01:09 PM
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NJ Judge Suppresses Report on Voting Machine Security

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Judge Suppresses Report on Voting Machine Security
By Andrew Appel October 2nd, 2008 at 6:45 am
A judge of the New Jersey Superior Court has prohibited the scheduled release of a report on the security and accuracy of the Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machine. Last June, Judge Linda Feinberg ordered Sequoia Voting Systems to turn over its source code to me (serving as an expert witness, assisted by a team of computer scientists) for a thorough examination. At that time she also ordered that we could publish our report 30 days after delivering it to the Court--which should have been today.
Three weeks after we delivered the report, on September 24th Judge Feinberg ordered us not to release it. This is part of a lawsuit filed by the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic, seeking to decommission of all of New Jersey's voting computers. New Jersey mostly uses Sequoia AVC Advantage direct-recording electronic (DRE) models. None of those DREs can be audited: they do not produce a voter verified paper ballot that permit each voter to create a durable paper record of her electoral choices before casting her ballot electronically on a DRE. The legal basis for the lawsuit is quite simple: because there is no way to know whether the DRE voting computer is actually counting votes as cast, there is no proof that the voting computers comply with the constitution or with statutory law that require that all votes be counted as cast.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 02:38 PM
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1. K&R& thanks, Foger!
:hi:
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 08:03 PM
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4. When the study was started we figured they would delay any report
until after the election. And they did. But Security is one thing, re: hacking... but can they actually count? Many studies say not so good. In fact triple the undervote rates of lever machines.

Sigh.. ok, gotta go back to working for Tom Wyka for Congress and Obama for America.

Posting election reform article at ERD, it feels good...
Kickin republican ass..... priceless !
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 04:44 PM
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2. Thank you. This is obviously going to be a ticking time bomb.
If so, it need to explode before the election. hey.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 07:31 PM
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3. Cui bono? nt
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