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[Cross-posted at The Daily Background]

The state of North Carolina yesterday was slapped with a lawsuit alleging that the state approved and contracted three different electronic voting systems without reviewing the source code to check for security, state compliance and other reasons.

Read on for the Details....

The suit (PDF), filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (often reffered to as the ACLU of the internet) also alleges that the state did not even obtain the voting source code from Diebold Inc- who refused to hand it over. Apparently North Carolina's Board of Elections seemed to shrug and approve them anyways, signing a contract for the 2006 elections- a regulation of North Carolina voting law.

According to the news site Internet News, "The [North Carolina] Board of Elections certified Diebold despite its admitted inability to comply with the law."

The tech community has responded angrily to this outrage at the well-known technology news site

[Cross-posted at The Daily Background]

Update 1: jorndorff notes that Diebold has not actually been given a contract yet- it has merely been certified. it can however be given a contract at any time now

Update 2: BradBlog has more.

Originally posted to remove office on Sat Dec 10, 2005 at 11:43 AM PST.

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