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So...now we know that all of the e-voting machines contain wi-fi components.  We know that anyone with a little skill and a hand held devise can park across the street from a polling place and hack the voting machines.  We know that some members of the FEC expressed concern about this flaw in the e-voting system, but voted to authorize e-voting anyway.

We know, in our hearts and under our tinfoil hats, that election results during the past 3 cycles have been rife with contradictions between exit polling and reported vote counts, and that voting machines are free of security and supervision in many jurisdictions...and we know there will be another election in 4 months.

All of our organizing, enthusiam, and dedication will not protect democracy if there are those who are determined to steal another election.  So...what are we going to do about it?

I think I have an idea that will get the attention of everyone, make the FEC reconsider their decision to allow wi-fi components in e-voting machines, and throw the election stealers into a panic.

In reading various diaries here on KOS, I have detected a very high level of technical sophistication, and I propose we put it to use.  

Let's put our heads together and figure out how to hack the voting machines.  Once the necessary code is fully debugged, and ready for rollout, let's put up a diary on KOS with complete instructions on how to alter the totals of a voting machine, or the server it reports to, so that anyone and everyone can hack the e-voting machines in their own precinct.  We can chose the candidate we want to see elected and insure his or her victory.

If democracy is to be sold to the highest bidder and factions can not be trusted to play fair on election day, shall we join the mayhem?   I suspect that changes would quickly follow...

Originally posted to Granny Doc on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 09:23 PM PDT.

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  •  I wasn't sure when I first heard (0+ / 0-)
    how easy it is to hack these machines whether it isn't a patriotic duty to get them out of service either the modern way or the old fashioned way. (insert image of Mrs. Carrie Nation)
  •  I've always dreamed (0+ / 0-)

    that this might be possible.  

  •  Better Idea (1+ / 0-)
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    Snarcalita

    Threaten to do it, getting the MSM's attention.

    "tHiS iS L13ER4L-D3M0CR4T-H4CK3R5

    Full instructions and a downloadable program for all operating systems will be released onto the Internet the day of the 3L3cT10n

    j00 w1LL b3 4551m1l4t3d

    k3rrY pLz"

    Then there will be a sweet Fox News roundtheclock..."The Hackers, as they call themselves, have threatened to hack the voting machines. Officials have declared a Terror Alert but insist that there is no danger that the tallies will be innacurate, which is why all Democrats are terrorists. Here's Bill O'Reilly with more.

    BO'R: SHUT UP!

    "The streets are overrun with baboons." -- Commissioner "Well, isn't that the fault of the voters?" -- Leslie Neilsen

    by dangelder on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 10:48:59 PM PDT

  •  WiFi Jamming (0+ / 0-)

    It must be possible, since getting signal can be such a black art, depending on structural details of buildings, furnishings, etc.
    Perhaps our tinfoil hats will come in handy, if we all take them off and build grounded shields around our local DREs (Digital Republican Electors). Google Faraday cage for some construction tips.  

    Since I'm still wearing my hat, I can extrapolate paranoid predictions from another thread and expect some GOP patsies dressed in hippy attire with Michael Moore buttons to be "caught" causing the GOP to lose elections in november. This would, of course nullify any democratic victory, and require a do-over in 18 months..

  •  However it's done, which I have no idea being not (1+ / 0-)
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    Granny Doc

    a techno person, remember no one here is suggesting that these instructions actually be followed and such illegal activities be performed. It is only purely speculative inquiry, what would someone do, how would they do it. But no one is advocating doing an illegal act. Because no one would ever do such things here, here where we uphold the law and do not break it. Just sayin'.

    Or do it as publicized civil disobedience, breaking the law in a highly organized, mass manner.

  •  Why not start a campaign... (0+ / 0-)

    In every state that does not have a paper ballot - vote absentee....

    In every state that uses Diebold touch screens, vote absentee....

    They can't make us use them!

    ....although the future is unknown, it will not be unblogged. David D. Perlmutter

    by dkmich on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 02:36:43 AM PDT

  •  This information was already on the net.. (0+ / 0-)

    I remember reading somewhere on the net how to hack into diebold machines..They were furious that it could be done so easily..It was right before the florida fiasco..

  •  I had roughly the same idea a while back, (1+ / 0-)
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    Granny Doc

    but yours is better. There are a lot of smart people here who understand how computers work. We haven't been able to convince people that the elections were stolen, so I think we have to do something drastic to make our point. What would be cool about your idea is that they will have a hard time complaining because, if they do, they acknowledge what we've been saying all along about the machines. That doesn't mean they wouldn't complain - loud and often on Faux. A little taste of their own medicine!  The gloves are going to have to come off sooner or later. Your idea is awesome, really awesome.  I hope we can pull it off. Let's beat them at their own game!

  •  what about magnets? (0+ / 0-)

    I've always thought that magnets would be a good way to disable them.  A magnet wipes a hard drive. Can't be that hard to bring a magnet into the polling place in a backpack, set it down near a deibold machine, and let it do it's thing.  I've thought for a long time now that hackers should prove the point with these, and I'd really love to see hackers under 18 take the initiative.  They're smarter, they are invisible in polls, and they're relatively prosecution proof.  Just musing of course, I would never do this in real life.

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