How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

Democrats used Voting Machines to Steal Election

Okay, that's overstated, but there is evidence that electronic voting machine errors helped the Democrats this election. Was malice involved? Probably not. But as I've said over and over again- until we have voter verifiable voting, every election is in question. The first rule of security is "Trust No One"- this includes the vendor, the voter, the voting officers- anybody who touches the machines or the data should be considered a potential attacker. Source code should, if not be open, should be available to specialists for auditing purposes (Open Source is, in my mind, a plus). Methods should be audited in a fashion akin to a police "Chain of Evidence", and there needs to be multiple checks to ensure that tampering doesn't occur. There needs to be checks that allow early detection of tampering. And so on- and none of these things are being done.

Sadly, since this election wasn't nearly as contested (and it didn't involve the office of President which seems to be the only election people care about), there's much less noise this time. Oh, and the Republicans lost, so that doesn't hurt, since historically, they've been putting up a face of being not terribly interested in stamping out voting machine inaccuracies.

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