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September 13th, 2006

How to Hack a Diebold Vote Machine

This isn’t funny. It’s actually more frightening than it is entertaining. But it is important that the public be aware of how easy it can be to compromise electronic voting machines.

Remember, in the last Presidential election, the discrepancy between exit poll numbers and recorded votes was unprecedented. “Polls in thirty states weren’t just off the mark — they deviated to an extent that cannot be accounted for by their margin of error. In all but four states, the discrepancy favored President Bush.”

Oh, and the Chief Executive of Diebold is a fervant Republican who in 2003 was “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year.” He has since resigned.

September 13th, 2006

“Standard contract please, Jacques”

If I had to use a portable computer, this is the one I would want.