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  •  Article in Forbes - Obama fix voting systems (3+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, revm3up, Russgirl
    I have come to the following conclusions about our current voting technology:

    1. Many of the systems currently in use do not maintain the basic principle of containment that prevents the breach of a single machine from having an impact on other parts of the system.

    2. Many of the systems currently in use contain “back doors” through which alterations can be made to voting data without leaving a trace.

    3. The transmission methods from precincts to the central tabulation repositories in many states are compromised and open to “man-in-the-middle” attacks.

    4. The source code for all of these systems is closely held by the five big voting machine companies. When some of it was examined in the The 2007 Ohio EVEREST Voting Study, the software was deemed inept and insecure.

    5. If there were systemic fraud in the system, we would have no way of knowing it, except through analysis of statistical anomalies.

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