Tuesday, September 19, 2006
"Hotel Minibar" Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines
This whole electronic voting stuff is starting to get very scary and at the same time -- quite ridiculous. Apparently, the Diebold voting machines can be opened with a key that can easily be bought online.
That fact does not give me a lot of confidence in the voting process. Why can't these machines issue paper receipts/ballots which can be verified against the computer tabulations? That way if there are issues with the computer reports, these paper receipts could be counted to ensure accuracy. It does not make sense to me unless the powers-that-be do not want to include a way to verify the votes.
Here's the full article, so you can see what I'm talking about: http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=1064