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Monday, September 15, 2003

Out Of The Frying Pan

Tom Poe continues to chronicle concerns about direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems:

Recent events have raised concern about the voting machines used, called, Direct Recording Election (DRE) voting systems. These voting systems are all based on proprietary source code, which precludes even court review and audit....At the moment, there is no discussion about providing the public access to the source code used in machines that are computer-based.

Howard Bashman links a related op-ed: "The chad you know versus the hacker you don't." In like vein, see Phil Becker in the July 31, 2003 issue of The Digital I.D. World Newsletter: "[W]hen you network machines without digital identity being part of the design, this is the type of problem that is nearly inevitable..."

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