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[liberationtech] I LOVE technology, but

Sheila Parks sheilaruthparks at
Wed Apr 6 21:50:55 PDT 2011

And you thinkfeel governmental bodies in collaboration with the EC 
cannot be corrupt?

India must be very different from other countries in the world

I know it is the right wing parties that have been calling for paper 
ballots in India  - are they calling for paper ballots, as in op scam 
(not a typo) or for hand-counting the paper ballots?

Of course HCPB elections can be rigged -but at has been said, that is 
retail theft and theft by the machines is wholesale

And today those of us who want HCPB,  build in for our models as much 
as possible safeguards so that the election cannot be rigged


  08:00 PM 4/6/2011, Pranesh Prakash wrote:
>On Thursday 07 April 2011 05:16 AM, Sheila Parks wrote:
>>As it stands now, our voting is controlled by a privatizid voting
>>machine industry. How wrong can we get it?
>Dear Sheila,
>In India the voting machines are manufactured not by Diebold and 
>private bodies, but by Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Electronic 
>Corporation of India Ltd., both governmental bodies in collaboration 
>with the Election Commission of India, the (fiercely) independent 
>body constitutionally mandated with conducting elections.
>In India it is the right-wing parties like the Shiv Sena and the BJP 
>that have been calling for a return to paper ballots.
>Pranesh Prakash
>Programme Manager
>Centre for Internet and Society
>W: | T: +91 80 40926283

Sheila Parks, Ed.D.
Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
Belmont, MA 02478
sheila at

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