Electronic Voting - A Non-Partisan Issue
Diebold's Competitors Have the Same Problems
ELECTRONIC VOTING
DANGERS of E-VOTING
--- Warnings
--- Democracy at Stake
--- Report from UK
"BLACK BOX VOTING"
--- Work of Bev Harris
------ Get Book Free!
VOTER-VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS
--- Bev Harris's Sites
Or -- "Voter-Verifiable Paper Trail"
HELP FROM HR 2239
--- Republican Sponsors
--- Legal Support
--- Bev H. Comments
... INTERIM SOLUTION
WHY PRIVATIZE VOTING AT ALL?
WHY NOT RETURN to PAPER BALLOTS?
DIEBOLD WARS
------ Diebold Gives In!
------ Bev H.Comments
--- Diebold for Bush
NOT JUST DIEBOLD
IS eSLATE BETTER?
--- Potential Problems
NEW POSSIBILITY-- VOTING with "FROGS"

"E-voting is so susceptible to errors and manipulation [that] irregularities could negate the whole idea of free and fair elections."

TrueVoteMD.org

Computer trouble
 
The complete article is currently (3/28/04) available on the TrueVoteMD website at--  http://www.truevotemd.org/facts_2003-11-18_computer_trouble.asp
 
Excerpt--

MARYLAND should heed computer scientists' warnings and cancel its $55.6 million purchase of touch-screen voting machines. E-voting is so susceptible to errors and manipulation irregularities could negate the whole idea of free and fair elections.

This is not a criticism directed solely at Diebold Elections Systems, which is selling 11,000 touch-screen machines for use throughout Maryland. Its competitors' products, too, have the same fatal flaw: There is no paper trail. Consequently, there is no real way to verify disputed results. Unlike paper ballots, which can be recounted, a computer cannot adequately document individual voting actions. Tampering -- or unintended programming errors -- can be difficult to prevent.

There is no way to satisfactorily resolve these issues. Manufacturers of computerized voting machines steadfastly refuse to have their software independently examined by outsiders, insisting their code is proprietary. Nevertheless, enough unauthorized software used by such companies has been leaked to warrant grave concern. ...

Copyright 2003, The Baltimore Sun

2003 Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics

 
 
 
 
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