One vote per person, more or less….

I have been reading a fair bit about electronic voting machines recently because we are talking about them in one of my classes. While I’ve waded through some pretty dry accounts of the vulnerabilities of these machines, this report with an associated video showing the ease with which Sequoia voting systems machines can be hacked using a brief exposure the the configuring computer with a USB drive. [via Boing Boing] The video also shows how various types of exploits might look to the voter and could be designed to even work in the face of physical paper-tape confirmations of the voters ballot. The demos of how fast it is to circumvent some of the physical security on these machines is also pretty compelling.
Of course my favotite commentary on electronic voting machines is probably still this.

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