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November 03, 2006

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John Pate

Clearly this will be exploited--but given how heavily gerrymandered the political districts are surely this type of exploit can't actually make much difference. If it ever came to it that the voting system was fixed to give fair representation it might be an issue. One suspects it will be a cold day in Hell before that happens tho!

jsqrisk

Indeed.

My point remains, however, that if I could think up an exploit in a few seconds, imagine what anyone who actually wanted to sway an election could do.

Of course, if you're in a district that uses Diebold voting machines, you don't have to imagine:
Rebecca Abrahams, The Two Faces of Diebold

Here's one of the experts referred to in the above article:
Bruce Schneier, The Problem with Voting Machines

-jsq

wpn

Worse yet, one of the headlines in the online Statesman today says, "Officials: Williamson vote machines fixed."

I don't know whether this is good news or not.

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