[Marxism] Will the Next Election Be Hacked?

Jeffrey Thomas Piercy, El Pato Comunista mqduck at sonic.net
Sun Oct 1 20:19:43 MDT 2006


 From tech news site Slashdot:

plasmacutter writes to let us know about the new article by Robert F. 
Kennedy Jr. in Rolling Stone, following up on his "Was the 2004 Election 
Stolen?" (slashdotted here). Kennedy recounts the sorry history of 
electronic voting so far in this country — and some of the incidents 
will be new even to this clued-in crowd. (Had you heard about the CERT 
advisory on an undocumented backdoor account in a Diebold 
vote-tabulating database — crediting Black Box Voting?) Kennedy's 
reporting is bolstered by the accounts of a Diebold insider who has gone 
on record with his concerns. From the article: 'Chris Hood remembers the 
day in August 2002 that he began to question what was really going on in 
Georgia... "It was an unauthorized patch, and they were trying to keep 
it secret from the state," Hood told me. "We were told not to talk to 
county personnel about it. I received instructions directly from 
[president of Diebold election unit Bob] Urosevich...' According to 
Hood, Diebold employees altered software in some 5,000 machines in 
DeKalb and Fulton counties, the state's largest Democratic strongholds. 
The tally in Georgia that November surprised even the most seasoned 
political observers. (Hint: Republicans won.)

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