That is to say, Diebold, get and keep out of the fucking process...
(From HuffPostblog, by Rebecca Adams):
Stunning Document Surfaces to Show That America's #1 Voting Machine Manufacturer Hides Security and Operation Flaws from The State of Maryland and the Country
...Enter the world of electronic voting machines, the "cure" to hanging and dimpled chad.
It is a seamy world of secrecy, proprietary software, partisan executives "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President", politicians asking programmers to design software to flip vote totals, and lots and lots of money.
And it is a world of completely inconsistent realities. Diebold and the other manufacturers insist that their machines are safe and secure yet every single cyber security expert and computer scientist has, for years, been screaming into an empty wilderness of media attention, that . . .
1. The machines can be hacked, by the implanting of malicious code, at the factory.
2. The machines can be hacked during transport from the factory.
3. The machines can be hacked while on "Sleepovers" before the election.
4. The machines can be hacked (in 1 minute with a .50cent mini bar key) during the election, and
5. These machines can be hacked, at the tabulator, after the election.
The State of Maryland commissioned a report on these conditions from "the highly respected Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to evaluate the effectiveness and security of their electronic voting machines, (but) critical pieces of information have been edited, omitted and, in some cases words added, to fundamentally alter the original meaning of the report's conclusions."
This is an issue that should NOT be permitted to go away, friends. Read this (click on the headline to this post).