Re: Disturbing web site.

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sun Dec 05 2004 - 09:44:35 CST

No Board of Elections has the technical staff that would be needed to
securely manage computer systems. Democracy requires voting technology
that ordinary non-technical citizen observers can effectively observe.
No matter what the good qualities of the computer system, an outside
vendor tech has to tell the BoE folks and observers what is going on,
and can tell them anything that sounds plausible. What non-tech observer
would be able to independently know what software is running in the
computer? None. Then what are the legal standards for when the
voter-verified paper ballots have to be counted?

Please check out http://www.wheresthepaper.org/CACM_YaleStudy.htm
which has a link to the original Yale study.

Teresa Hommel

Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:

> Hello All:
>
> On further reflection, if they can deliver the same platform, vvpat,
> paper is the actual document, open source, stand along machines,
> linux, ran from disk, etc. I don't think we should obstruct them.
> However, we should be very suspicious given the central tendencies of
> theses private sector groups. I am not confident that voting systems
> should even be handled by the private sector but I am willing to see
> what happens.
>
> Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
> Rick Gideon <rick@openvoting.org> wrote:
>
>
> http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2003_July_15/ai_105442202
>
> Looks like the same old players who already have their fingers in this
> messy pie.
>
>
>
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Ed Kennedy wrote:
>
> > http://www.electiontrust.com/
> >
> > In particular, see "Partners, Everyone Counts." Private open source.
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