Re: 60 minutes

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 19:32:09 CDT

> CBS's 60 Minutes II, tonight, will run a segment on e-voting.
> Avi Rubin and I both seem to have had a part in it. I don't
> know what story they'll tell or how they'll tell it.
>
I saw it. As I mentioned, Casey Morgan contacted me in June about this.
Recently, I was a bit annoyed that they didn't follow through with the rest
of the story (i.e., here's the problem, now the solution). There was no
mention of OVC.

However, I'm just not looking at it from their perspective. The OVC project
just could never have anything to do with the 2004 election. This is what
they felt they had to focus on.

We're in the batter's box now, though.

David Jefferson was the star of the show, imo. Avi was great too. I didn't
count the minutes on air, but I think David won that one. Conny McCormack
sounded very very naive "how could anyone tamper with these machines? Don't
you think a pollworker would notice?" Conny is probably the best known
election official in the state. It's scary to see election officials with
so little comprehension of the technology, while being so deeply devoted to
it.

Alan D.

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