Sequoia voting systems

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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    These are different machines than Diebold, but still bad news.

    The California Sec of State ordered a top-to-bottom review of our voting technology when she was elected. Today, there's reports of a three second hack, which is very hard to spot at all.

    And:

    The BRAD BLOG : UC Computer Scientists Release Video on How to Hack a Sequoia Touch-Screen Voting Machine

    ...that's a blog, linked, well written, and referenced. For the initial report from the computer guys, and a reference for their article describing the 'fatal flaws' in the machines, go here:

    Evaluating the Security of Electronic Voting Systems
     
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    I still don't see what was wrong with the ole punch card system. I mean come on. How hard was it? LOL
     
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    Also look at ES&S machines.

    We are not getting fair elections. You can't trust these voting machines. It's not even debatable. May be easier and quicker, but it is stealing our democracy to not have a paper ballot. That's why everyone should ask for a fucking absentee ballot and mail in your vote.

    Screw these voting machines.

    If 45% of the time the anomalies went in favor of Gore and Kerry, you can say these voting machines are just flawed, but when 95% of the errors go in favor of Bush, you have to assume they are corrupted!!!!

    Glad to see someone else posting this stuff. Conspiracy theory my ass.

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    I'm sure some people can still screw that up.
     
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    Sure, but if I'm a poll watcher and I have my eye on the paper ballots the whole time, then it's a lot harder than rigging these machines.

    The GOP in fact did get caught throwing out ballots. So 2 Ohio election officials (both females) are serving 18 months.

    And these machines have been proved to be hackable.

    Ohio also ended the tradition of sleepovers where election officials spend the night with the voting machines before they turn them in the next day. God knows what happened.
     
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    About one-third of the absentee ballot applications received at the Hamilton
    County Board of Elections have been ruled invalid because Republican Sen. John McCainÂ’s presidential campaign printed a version of the form with an extra, unneeded box on it.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20080911/NEWS0108/309110032/



    McCain is already sending out bad absentee ballots.
     
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    How is a unneeded box going to help him exactly?
     
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    All those votes will be thrown out.

    I bet if it were 1999 you'd be asking me right now, "how is a hanging chad going to help Bush exactly?"
     
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    What was wrong with the systems we had in place before electronmic voting machines?

    Not a damned thing.

    FWIW, we still use paper ballots in my town.
     
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    Couldn't that hurt McCain too? lol
     

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