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Test shows voter fraud is possible

Posted by Xavier Ashe on June 7, 2005

A friend of mine, John Washburn, has been following the poor voter situation here in Wisconsin.  Well, John needs coverage like this:

All it takes is the right access.

Get that, and an election worker could manipulate voting results in
the computers that read paper ballots – without leaving any digital
fingerprints.

That was the verdict after Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion
Sancho invited a team of researchers to look for holes in election
software.

The group wasn't able to crack the Diebold system from outside the
office. But, at the computer itself, they changed vote tallies,
completely unrecorded.

Read the full article at the Tallahassee Democrat.

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