[OVC-discuss] Fwd: [uscv-election] Voting machine expert criticizes "clueless" industry report

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Apr 22 2009 - 00:24:05 CDT


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From: Kathy Dopp <kathy.dopp@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:47 PM
Subject: [uscv-election] Voting machine expert criticizes "clueless"
industry report
To: uscv-election <uscv-election@mailman.xmission.com>

Voting machine expert criticizes "clueless" industry report

An organization that represents the most prominent electronic voting
machine vendors has published a study that contends that mandatory
code disclosure would undermine the security of commercial voting
machines. A voting machine security expert has responded and explains
why the vendors' rhetoric is wrong.


Dan Wallach is a voting system expert and an associate professor in
the Department of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston,


E-Voting Firms Recognize That Open Source Software Exists... But Seem
Confused About What It Means


Unfortunately, "clueless" groups like the Election Technology Council
are "educating" most local US election officials.


And for even more clueless-ness --

The AL House OKs bill allowing overseas Internet voting



FYI, I've been spending most of my time since January doing research
into post-election auditing procedures, methods and mathematics,
focusing recently on post-election audit sample size calculations and
how to analyze discrepancies between the initial reported results and
the manual counts found during an audit to decide whether to expand
the audit or to certify an election outcome.


Kathy Dopp, LWV, UT
The material expressed herein is the informed  product of the author's
fact-finding and investigative efforts. Dopp is a Mathematician,
Expert in election audit mathematics and procedures; in exit poll
discrepancy analysis; and can be reached at
P.O. Box 680192
Park City, UT 84068
phone 435-658-4657
Post-Election Vote Count Audit
A Short Legislative & Administrative Proposal
History of Confidence Election Auditing Development & Overview of
Election Auditing Fundamentals
Voters Have Reason to Worry
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