Re: Brazil Open Source Voting [Re: OVC-discuss Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8]

From: Danny Swarzman <danny_at_stowlake_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 18 2008 - 01:52:05 CDT

I visited the Brazilian consulate. They said that people there are
very happy with electronic voting machines. Typically they vote for
one or two offices at one time. Voting is mandatory. They have been
using electronic machines for about one decade.

-Danny

On Apr 17, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Hamilton Richards wrote:

> At 12:00 PM -0700 2008/4/17, ovc-discuss-request@listman.sonic.net
> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:25:23 EDT
>> From: SomeThoughts@aol.com
>> Subject: [OVC-discuss] Brazil Open Source Voting
>> To: ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net
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>>
>> Subject: Brazil Open Source Voting
>>
>> http://www.ruthgroup.org/2008/04/15/brazil-open-source-voting/
>> ?
>> Tuesday, April 15, 2008
>>
>> Brazil Open Source Voting
>>
>> Filed under: Election Protection ? by Joyce Cole @ 5:06 pm
>> Brazil is light years ahead of the US in alternatives to petroleum
>> based
>> fuels (plus they just found an undersea source of lots of the sticky
>> goo) and now
>> they are showing the way in election protection.
>>
>> [...]
>>> All open source and in-house developed software will be digitally
>> signed and
>>> all loaded software will may be verified at voting places by
>>> inspectors at
>>> any time to check against tampering.
>
> The Nevada Gaming Control Board employed just such inspectors to
> check for tampering of slot machines. Unknown to the inspectors, the
> device they used had been modified by Ron Harris, another Gaming
> Control Board employee, to install code in the slot machines so that
> a certain unlikely sequence of bets would produce a payoff. Harris
> stole nearly $50,000 over four years, and was caught only because he
> got greedy and won a $100,000 jackpot in New Jersey
> <http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/1998/Jan-10-Sat-1998/news/6745681.html
> >.
>
> No doubt the Brazilians have taken steps to prevent their inspectors
> from introducing the very corruption they're intending to detect....
>
> --Ham
>
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