Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

An interesting electoral relevation

Thanks to mindways for this link. The upshot is that it has now been clearly demonstrated that Diebold's fancy new voting machines are straightforward to hack if you have half a clue.

Some people claim that the 2004 election was stolen due by fraud: that the Diebold machines in some locations (specifically Ohio) were hacked to change the election numbers. This latest is no sort of evidence that that *did* happen, but does indicate that it quite plausibly *could* have happened, which is an important step in investigating the matter. It also indicates what sort of access was necessary in order to commit the fraud, which somewhat narrows the suspects if it did happen. It'll be interesting to see if this goes any further.

In general, it sounds like Diebold may be in serious trouble. Based on their record of the past few years (IMO, it is fundamentally unwise to use machines from a company that is explicitly biased towards one candidate), it couldn't happen to better people...

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