[OVC-discuss] Fwd: [SVIC] Diebold: "oops, our bad"

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Sep 16 2008 - 21:16:57 CDT

FYI.

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From: d tivol <dtivol@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 3:40 PM
Subject: [SVIC] Diebold: "oops, our bad"
To: impeach meetup <impeachbush-404@meetup.com>, svic@lists.riseup.net

Premier Election Solutions, formerly called Diebold Election Systems,
has finally admitted that a ten-year-old error has caused votes to be
dropped.

It's unclear if this error is random or systematic. If it's random -- a
small percentage of all votes are dropped -- then it is highly unlikely
that this affected the outcome of any election. If it's systematic -- a
small percentage of votes for a particular candidate are dropped -- then
it is much more problematic.

Ohio is trying to sue.

In other news, election officials sometimes take voting machines home
for the night.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/082208-e-voting-vendor-programming-errors-caused.html
or http://tinyurl.com/69wzb2
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/26/decade_old_evoting_error/
http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/23/diebold-comes-clean-admits-that-its-e-voting-machines-are-fault/
or http://tinyurl.com/5fxkdp
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/08/21/ohio_voting_machines_contained.html
or http://tinyurl.com/57ckcu
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/election2008/story/48508.html

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/mom-can-my-voting-machine-spend-the-night/index.html
or http://tinyurl.com/6jtxze

My 2004 essay on election technology:
http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0411.html#1

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