Re: [OVC-discuss] draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Jim March <1_dot_jim_dot_march_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 19:14:46 CST

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 5:23 PM, cls <cls@truffula.sj.ca.us> wrote:
>>Great. So there should be NO problem at all with somebody who does
>>outside oversight briefly borrowing the county's CD at the precinct
>>during polls close and ripping an ISO of it for later study.
>
>
> I've got a small problem with that. The county's CD at the precinct
> needs to be preserved for future audit and inspection along with the
> paper ballots themselves. I need a guarantee that "somebody who does
> outside oversight" returns the same CD in the same condition.
> Does the county get to inspect and certify his disk copier?
> Or does he get to inspect and certify the county's disk copier?
> How does the chain of custody work?
>
> I can imagine a sabateur skilled in sleight of hand replacing the
> county's CD with a faulty counterfeit that deteriorates in a few weeks.
> His goal isn't to throw the current election, but to discredit the
> current voting process. His accomplices challenge the election and
> demand our much-ballyhooed end-to-end audit after enough time has
> passed for his fake disk to develop errors while in the County's custody.
>
> -Cameron

OK...first off, what exactly are the odds that a COUNTY worker
inserting the drive into my system, my reading it and then the county
worker (or pollworker let's say) removing it is going to go south? In
any way?

If you want to bar me as an observer from touching the disk, OK, I can
go along with that. Put it in my drive, I'll read it, you pull it
out.

Even Penn&Teller would have a hard time pulling a funny with that...

Jim
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