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Several years ago, NPR did a live on-air demonstration where a computer programming expert walked the show's host, a computer ignoramus, through the steps required to change election results and then exit the system without leaving any signs that someone had been in it. I will never forget it. I don't remember the date this show aired but it was a Saturday morning and I was in my car running errands. I almost had a wreck. I had to pull over in a parking lot to finish listening.
It is inconceivable to me that Americans will allow electronic elections to be held this November without the accountability of a paper trail. We should be shouting down the walls over this.
Clinton Curtis, a computer programmer in charge of writing electronic ballot software, gives testimonial before the House Judiciary. At the behest of Rep. Tom Feeney, in September 2000, he was asked to write a program for a touchscreen voting machine that would make it possible to change the results of an election undetectably.