eVoting Machines Suck
I’m so pleased that in our little village in upstate NY we still have mechanical voting machines. Given all the negative ads I’ve seen this year it’s obvious that some folks will go to any length to control an election.
If you like really, really scary movies I suggest you watch “Hacking Democracy” which is being shown this month on HBO. In fact, it’s on tonight at 6:30 PM or TiVo it at 11:45 on HBO2. The documentary details the efforts of a group called BlackBloxVoting.org.
One of the first things you learn when studying computers is “Computers only do what people tell them to do”. In the case of voting machines, it has made it even easier for people to change the outcome of an election.
Thanks to Paul Schindler for pointing me to an article I was looking for about all the missing Ohio votes in the 2004 presidential election Ken Blackwell who supervised the flawed voting in 2004 is now running for governor in Ohio.