Electronic Voting: As bad as some say?

Posted By on November 6, 2006

With the election looming, I suspect many will be using the new electronic voting machines for the first time. I’ve heard stories about
Electronic voting machinefraud (nothing solid), tech articles on hacking and references to the weak expertise of poll workers in handing this new equipment. HBO produced a special called “Hacking Democracy” that targets Diebold, a company that makes electronic voting machines, that might not be all that accurate, but plays right into people fears. This kind of story is primarily sensationalizing the flaws and questionable actions from the past, but the truth is a bit more dull — Diebold is a respectable company offering secure products from banking to voting. I suspect that if we were to compare voting accuracy today to that of the past, we might find out that accuracy has actually improved?

And about that HBO story … below is a short clip that offers a little balance.


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