Frequent Voting Rights Forum Participant
Post Number: 3150
Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 1:23 pm: |
It's not just the election officials you have to trust. It's everyone who's had any access to memory cards, or been in a room where memory cards were used for pollworker training, or whoever at Diebold had access to the memory cards before they were shipped to Ann Arbor. Typically the security surrounding these memory cards has been relaxed or nonexistant.
There may also be a central counting computer running GEMS used to count up all the votes, which can be hacked as well.
You're doing a great job to have a discussion with the pollworker. Most are not informed about the Diebold optical scan's vulnerabilities despite the widespread publication of the first Hursti Report. Diebold tells the election officials that everything's ok, and the pollworkers believe what their bosses tell them.