[ale] [OT] Voting Security

Tom & JaVonn pairoftwins at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 6 14:53:09 EST 2004


I've been speaking with a mover in the BBV community.  She suggested that we Linux users get together and plan strategy.  She'd also like to get herself and a few computer-savvy folks into a room with key players in the local governments and civic organizations, to get the cards on the table.  When I contacted my senator and reps last year, they basically asked Sec of State's office if there were any problems, then replied to me that all is well!  This year I'm able to offer them a boatload of more objective opinions.

Seems like you and Bob Toxen and Charles Shapiro are key contacts, Can you add any to the list and I'll get an email together for everyone interested?

Tom Younker
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 12:02:56 -0500
aaron <aaron at pd.org> wrote:

> On Thursday 05 February 2004 17:31, ChangingLINKS.com wrote:
> > 
> http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040205/ap_on_el_ge/internet_voting_3
> > -- 
> "Internet voting presents far too many opportunities for hackers or even 
> terrorists to interfere with fair and accurate voting, potentially in ways 
> impossible to detect," the experts said in a statement Jan. 21. "Such 
> tampering could alter election results, particularly in close contests."
> Seeing this simply stated in the mainstream media is good news, even if the 
> military is being so stubbornly ignorant that they are still considering 
> implementing some form of internet voting.
> We can hope that stories like this will wake more people up to the fact that 
> ALL electronic voting systems that lack full auditing, public accounting, 
> open source code and paper trails are identically flawed susceptible to 
> tampering, fraud and corruption.
> peace
> aaron
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