Of Paper tape rolls, ASCII records and flashing alarms!

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Mon May 23 2005 - 22:12:40 CDT

Alan,

This dog does not hunt on multiple levels:
Url :
http://listman.sonic.net/pipermail/ovc-discuss/attachments/20050523/c9fb194d/newvote4.pdf

Most obvious is the vote sequencing in the paper tape that reveals voter
sequence and
hence betrays privacy. Next - voter has no idea if paper tape roll keeps
true record of
their vote, and because no 100% audit crosscheck is done - voting machine
can still
cheat on a small percentage basis - all the flashing lights and alarms are
just window
dressing. The election will be long gone before anyone can track down and
count
paper tapes and compare to machine records in 100's of locations.

He needs to read the TLV analysis as a start point - and understand how
trusted
voting must involve three completely separate voting crosschecks. Also use
of XML
to pass voting information from one device to another, followed by voter
verification -
by examining paper ballot summary that they hold - not hidden behind plastic
shield.

 see http://trustedelections.org

There may be value in all the other supporting details he has created - but
first
he needs to fix his upfront process - because I suspect alot of his detail
can be
removed when you are using TLV because of the self-checking nature of the
process it enforces.

Cheers, DW

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