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[liberationtech] The rigging of voting machines?

Douglas Lucas dal at riseup.net
Wed Jul 18 17:53:24 PDT 2018


A crucial topic, thanks for posting Yosem. There's no reason to expect
one's vote in the United States counts, given our corporate,
proprietary, closed-source computerized voting. The standard should be
paper ballots handcounted in public, as in Germany
https://www.dw.com/en/german-election-volunteers-organize-the-voting-and-count-the-ballots/a-40562388
and Netherlands
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/world/europe/netherlands-hacking-concerns-hand-count-ballots.html

One would expect the transparency, free/open source software movement
nonprofits to be all over this topic, but it's typically crickets, I
guess because it's seen as loony bin third rail stuff. Good books to
read on the subject -- which include recommendations for action --
include Bev Harris' BlackBoxVoting.org and Jonathan D. Simon's
codered2014.com/ (the books basically have the same titles as the websites).

Douglas

On 07/18/18 13:58, Yosem Companys wrote:
> Seems like an issue that goes to the heart of democracy and its
> survival in the 21st century:
> 
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states
> 


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