Oh. Goody.

December 16th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted

Elections Official: Some Voting Machines Could Be Hacked:

> The supervisor of elections in Tallahassee tested voting machines several times over the last several months, and on Monday, his workers were able to hack into a voting machine and change the outcome. He said that same thing might have happened in Volusia County in 2000.

> […]

> Michael Ertel, Seminole County’s supervisor of elections, uses the exact same Diebold system, and he said he doubts such a security breach could happen without a lot of inside help.

> “It’s not the machine that is the process. The process is the security procedures set up by each individual supervisor of elections,” Ertel said.

> Diebold representatives don’t think much of the Leon County test. Spokesman David Bear told the WESH 2 I-Team, “If you leave the keys in your car, the window open and the door unlocked, someone is going to drive off in it.”

And the machines leave no paper trail. Meaning, to extend the metaphor, that your election comes with its serial numbers already filed off.

Via MeFi

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