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Voter Flawed


A Follow-Up on Several Back Columns and Can Diebold Voting Machines Really Be Hacked?
By Robert X. Cringely
For Full Story see…
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20030717.html

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Another interesting story appeared this week in my inbox from New Zealand claiming that Diebold voting machines in the U.S. (Diebold apparently makes most of the voting machines used in the U.S.) have major security flaws that allow manipulation of elections. These flaws are not so much hackable as they are designed into the system for deliberate manipulation of election results, claim the authors. I have no idea whether this claim is true or not, though the authors provided vast amounts of supporting evidence including source code. What is interesting to me is not so much that this could happen, but that we haven't read about it in the mainstream press. I didn't even bother investigating the story because it was sent to every reporter the authors could find. I figured that before I could verify anything the story would be in the Washington Post, yet it isn't. It isn't anywhere other than on a few obscure web pages and right here. It seemed to me to be newsworthy even if all the Post and the New York Times and the other big boys simply chose to debunk the story, yet they haven't done that.

Hopefully, the story is false. You can learn more about it under the "I Like It" link on this page. (See...http://www.pbs.org/cringely/like/like20030717.html)

If it is true, then it may well be the case that massive voter fraud has put many of the wrong candidates in office, meaning we aren't a nation of laws at all. Even more disturbing is the fact that the mainstream press doesn't appear to be interested, which is scary. You be the judge.

For Full Story see…
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20030717.html

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