NY times calls for open source software

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sun Oct 24 2004 - 15:14:30 CDT

The NY times offers a 7 point plan for our election system ills. one
of the points calls for public source software and voter verified paper
trails.

7. Mandatory safeguards, including a paper trail, for electronic
voting. Election officials like to say that electronic voting is as
secure as it can be, but that is false. Nevada regulators, for example,
impose far more stringent checks on slot machines than any state does
on electronic voting. Congress should impose much more rigorous
safeguards, including a requirement that all computer code be made
public. It should require that all electronic machines produce a
voter-verified paper trail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/opinion/24sun1.html
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