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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:29 PM
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US Lab Says Electronic Voting Machines Easy to Hack
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 04:52 PM by OKIsItJustMe
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Lab-Says-Ele...
October 17, 2011

US Lab Says Electronic Voting Machines Easy to Hack

Kane Farabaugh | Chicago

As the primary election season gains momentum in the United States in early 2012, voters will head to the polls to cast votes for their preferred candidates. About 30 percent of Americans will use electronic voting machines, all the way through the general election next November. A group of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago, Illinois have determined that those electronic voting machines can be easily manipulated, casting doubt on their security and effectiveness.

Jon Warners full time job at Argonne National Laboratory is testing the security strength of the worlds most sensitive areas.

"We do international nuclear safeguards," said Warner. "We break into real security systems."



"We believe that a very resourceful 12 to 13-year-old would be able to essentially produce these alien electronics that can hijack the machine," said Roger Johnston.

(Video at the link.)
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 04:32 PM
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1. this goes in the "No Shit, Sherlock" category.
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:11 PM
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2. So, let's add it to the pile of evidence. Question:
Does anyone here happen to be pretty sure about where the best online compilation of evidence re- the problems can currently be found?
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:03 AM
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3. The first place I would check
would be Black Box Voting.

http://blackboxvoting.org/
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 10:47 AM
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4. However, check this page
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Z_California Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:36 AM
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5. So lets verify our votes
Low tech solution to high tech problem. Let them have their machines. Give me a receipt with a unique number. Publish my vote in the paper the next day. Election fraud will lead to people in the streets.
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