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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:05 PM
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CA: Flaw found in electronic voting machines-Deleted votes don't register on audit logs
Flaw found in electronic voting machines
Deleted votes don't register on audit logs and could go uncounted

By Darryl R. Isherwood | Of The Morning Call
May 3, 2009

When 197 absentee votes disappeared from an electronic voting machine in California, officials were baffled. When the machine's log showed no trace of the votes -- neither cast nor erased -- they were shocked, even angry.

The company that sells the machines said the vote-counting software in the California machines was flawed and would be fixed in a newer version. Outside California, no problems involving actual reports have been reported.

But Premier Election Solutions' search for California's problem uncovered a potentially more troubling flaw in every version of the company's software, which also is used in machines in Lehigh and eight other Pennsylvania counties.

The affected machines scan paper ballots -- generally absentee votes -- and upload them to a central server.

more at:
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-5voting.6882095may0...
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:22 PM
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1. And people wonder...
...how it is republicans seemed so popular at one time!!

We took back the presidency and congress, but we are losing state legislatures to the pubbies, now why is that?
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:44 PM
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2. DUH!!! But don't listen to US - we're "tinfoilers" and "crazy" and "left wing"...
and they wonder why our country is in the shape it's in...
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 06:44 PM
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3. Here's the 1st hint: "Outside California, no problems involving actual reports have been reported."
If you follow this story, Diebold has already admitted the audit log problem involves ALL of their Optical Scanners.

So what is being done? Nothing. Or worse, as in CA where Bowen says she'll study the problem.

If Bruce McPherson was still in office there'd be a storm of criticism, accusations of being a paid shill, and calls for his head since resignation wouldn't be severe enough.

But Debra Bowen is the SoS. So everything is OK. :sarcasm:


The late John Gideon summed it up.

The fact that she is ignoring the audit log problems means that she is giving her tacit stamp of approval on the Premier systems that have the audit log problem.

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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 09:41 AM
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4. There was at least one House seat that was very close in CA Brown vs McClintock
McClintock barely "won".

This better have an investigation with real results.
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