prove evote systems are bad

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Jul 04 2005 - 11:25:37 CDT

>From Jim March, 7/1

> First, a state needs to be HAVA-compliant -=in order to get the HAVA money=-. If they turn down the Federal money, they can do any damn thing they want. HAVA has no hard requirements, only cash incentives. If we can prove that the systems being pushed through HAVA now came from absolutely diseased oversight processes and were developed by absolute sickos, you can bet people are going to start rethinking how bad they need that Fed money.

The major vendors designed their systems so that no independent auditing was possible, and sold them with the promise that election personnel could "trust the computer" and that no auditing was necessary. Diebold's old brochure said something like, "you can use what you learned with your home computer to run elections." Yeah, if you can use a mouse to click on an icon, you can run a secure election.

What is needed is to take election personnel on a field trip tour of your local bank's secure data center, and let the boss sit down with them and talk about security.

Teresa Hommel
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