Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ohio's voting machines

The results of the last two presidential elections have made many people question how votes are counted in Ohio. Was there tampering after the voting or deliberate computer fixing to miscount the votes? We may never know. However, some new developments have shed some light on the Diebold voting machine. Raw Story:

The Open Voting Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization that works to promote the adoption of "open source" technology to the nation's voting machines, has announced it has found what it calls the "worst ever security flow found in Diebold RS voting machines."

The Foundation claims to have discovered a switch inside of the machine which, when flipped, can have the machine operate in "a completely different manner compared to the tested and certified version."

"Diebold has made the testing and certification process practically irrelevant," said the Foundation's President Alan Descert, in a statement obtained by RAW STORY. "If you have access to these machines and you want to rig an election, anything is possible with the Diebold TS -- and it could be done without leaving a trace. All you need is a screwdriver," he continued.....

Is this why Bernadette Noe helped count the votes and why observers were removed when votes were counted in the last presidential election? Just asking.