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.
It’s a shame that a large portion of the American public was too stupid to figure out how to use traditional ballots properly.
And we thought all the time those nerds spent learning hacking skills would never pay off. Surprise!
Aaron, I just want to clarify: Are you suggesting that it is the public’s fault that Diebold can’t make a secure vote tabulator?
I think he meant that if the unwashed masses could have figured out the traditional ballots (see: Florida 2000), Diebold would have never had states scrambling to buy their faulty products.
I have a feeling the next dude Diebold appoints ase cur president is gonna make this guy look like a mensa member. Thanks for the nightmares I’m gonna have tonight PA.