From the “Holy Shit” Department comes this story from Black Box Voting. They have found a “flaw” in the Diebold central tabulator systems. By entering a two digit code, you are able to create a second set of votes. This second set of votes can be manipulated and changed, after which the second set will be what is reported. This appears to be less of a security hole, and more of a purposeful back door to allow for fraud. I’m trying to suppress my hot head tendencies, but I’m thinking at the very least this should be enough to get Diebold machines de-certified all across the country, and it seems reasonable to me to begin investigations as to why the company has built in such functionality. Other than creating fraud, what is the use of this? Is this what he was talking about when Walden O’Dell promised to deliver the election to Bush?
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