Monday, December 17, 2007

Simple voting math not so simple in Ohio

A team organized to study Ohio election integrity picked locks to access memory cards and used hand-held devices to plug false vote counts into machines. At boards of election, it introduced malignant software into servers.

The team found it easy to corrupt election equipment and software made by several companies, including Elections Systems and Software; Premier Election Solutions, formerly Diebold; and Hart InterCivic.

Now Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner wants to replace all Ohio voting machines and use optical scanners that read ballots voters have filled in by hand.

This all brings to mind Florida's 2000 Secretary of State Katherine Harris. The next thing you know Jennifer Brunner will be running for Congress, using the voting machines she conveniently installed. At least they won'

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