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[liberationtech] Fwd: [peoplecount] Encryption no deterent to hackers of voting machines (fwd)

James S. Tyre jstyre at eff.org
Mon Jan 31 13:30:45 PST 2011


> And how would a well-designed DRE with a paper audit trail not accomplish this?

Of course, the EVMs in India have no paper trail.

In one of the notes on the silk thread you pointed to, you said that "I support an open audit of the software."
http://www.mail-archive.com/silklist@lists.hserus.net/msg20187.html

Of course, India doesn't have that either.  ECI is quite proud of the fact that not more than a handful of people have
access to the software, they consider that to be a security feature.

So how do you conclude that the India EVMs are good systems?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-
> bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Pranesh Prakash
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 1:13 PM
> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Fwd: [peoplecount] Encryption no deterent to hackers of
> voting machines (fwd)
> 
> And how would a well-designed DRE with a paper audit trail not accomplish this?
> 
> On Tuesday 01 February 2011 02:41 AM, Steve Weis wrote:
> > I am not defending the current state of direct-recording electronic
> > (DRE) voting machines. Many are poorly designed, cannot be audited, or
> > are deployed without proper oversight. I don't think either DRE
> > machines or reverting back to hand-counted paper ballots are viable
> > long-term solutions.
> >
> > I do think we can have election systems that are easy for voters to
> > understand and use, inexpensive to administer, yet allow individual
> > voters to ensure their vote was counted properly.
> 
> --
> Pranesh Prakash
> Programme Manager
> Centre for Internet and Society
> W: http://cis-india.org | T: +91 80 40926283





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