Friday, January 30, 2004

Florida in 2000 was nothing compared to this... 

Yahoo! News - Md. Vote Machines Flawed, Consultant Says
Michael Wertheimer, who worked on a report presented Thursday to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, said a team that simulated an election as a test found several ways vote totals could be changed. He said touch-screen machines could be disabled simply by repeatedly jamming a voter card into a terminal or lifting it up and pulling out wires.
These machines are subject to fraud and produce no paper trail. Diebold, the leading manufacturor of these machines, is run by a Bush Pioneer.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer printed this story in August of last year.
The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
I'm afraid of the implications of that statement.