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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: SlowNail
No, it is a crap argument.
The current system in the UK uses tens of thousands of local authority staff to count, and double count (in my constituency) actual paper ballots, all watched by supervisors and CCTV. To manipulate that system would be a huge task in any organised way. People would know about it, normal regular folks who know each other and work with each other would know about it.
You are advocating a computer as a better alternative?!
Lmao, all it takes is one person to manipulate that through a program.
Your argument is crap and you know it, the more people involved then the less chance of deception, certainly by counting.
You advocate a system which could be hacked by one person and nobody else would ever know.
I thought you were more sensible than that.
Freedom is a people voting for their leadership in a fair and trustworthy manner. Electronic voting is not trustworthy when one computer geek can simply change the result.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Why you equate this to a "land of the free" is beyond me, though.
originally posted by: Gemwolf
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
My thoughts exactly.
I recently read an article about a guy that bought voting machines on eBay... It's crazy what he was able to get from the machines...
If getting voting machines delivered to my door was shockingly easy, getting inside them proved to be simpler still. The tamper-proof screws didn’t work, all the computing equipment was still intact, and the hard drives had not been wiped. The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. Worse, the “Property Of” government labels were still attached, meaning someone had sold government property filled with voter information and location data online, at a low cost, with no consequences. It would be the equivalent of buying a surplus police car with the logos still on it.
One vulnerability we uncovered in voting machines is the chip card used in electronic voting machines. This inexpensive card can be purchased for $15 and programmed with simple code that allows the user to vote multiple times.
How can you trust a system with even the minutest vulnerability?