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Beware Electronic Voting

Kibitzer Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 2:05 PM
Hackers would be no problem if the voting data were not run through the internet. No electronic devices used in vote tallying should be connected to the internet.
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:43 PM
the only way internet hacking occurs is if the hackers have enough time to work on them and can get the passwords. public-private key systems are secure.

To paraphrase 15th Century Dutch Philosopher Erasmus’ well-known characterization of women -- "technology, can't live with it, can't live without it." Ever since the debacle that was the vote counting in Florida a dozen years ago, virtually every jurisdiction in the country has moved away from some form of manual voting machine to embrace the technology of electronic voting ("e-voting" for short).

Yet, as states and local elections offices have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to institute e-voting, little attention has been paid the potential dangers inherent in this form of vote counting. Indeed, even as many Republican voters and...