Re: Sequoia Test Group

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jun 12 2006 - 08:38:37 CDT

Of course, if you are recounting 100% of the DRE votes (assuming voter verified paper ballots are included), why not use a high speed scanner system for the recount? Then, why not junk the DREs (resell them if you can!) and adopt an open, inexpensive, central scan system? Cheap, secure, and efficient. IMHO.
  -- Dick

Arthur Keller <> wrote:
        At 2:06 AM -0400 6/12/06, wrote:
  On June 8, the Alameda County, CA, voted to purchase voting systems from Sequoia, with one condition, that the system undergo security vulnerability tests. This is a first, and the first time that Sequoia will ever be subjected to red team testing.

I have set up a Yahoo discussion group to discuss how to make sure the tests are valid, and not a whitewash. This will be mostly a technical discussion, although political considerations will necessarily have a role to play. The political side is mainly being handled by the Voting Rights Task Force ( ).

If you feel you can contribute, and would like to join, please send me an email.

Membership is by invitation only.

Thank you,

Jim Soper
  Voting Rights Task Force, Alameda County

  As my notes from the meeting say, there was also the condition that 100% of the DRE votes be recounted. (Interesting, it is not clear from wording of the motion passed that the recount only refers to the election of November 2006.)

  Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4507
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