Electronic Voting Machine Security: “Not applicable” in 2004 elections

I know that there is a pretty decent chance that the majority of Americans do want another four years of Bush. BUT. Many of those Americans buy into his message of delivering Freedom and Democracy to the rest of the world. We need to make SURE that the Freedom and Democracy that we practice in this country is being conducted fairly. Ask yourself: Is it important to you that your vote counted fairly, that you participated in a fair and open system? If your canidate hadn’t won, wouldn’t you want to make sure that the machines responsible for tallying the results were operating correctly and were, in fact, being properly certified?

As Freedom of Information Act requests are filtering back, Black Box Voting is publishing the results. See for yourself — the organization responsible for testing the security of the voting machines… DIDN’T. Test. Them.

SUNDAY Nov. 7 2004: We’re awaiting independent analysis on some pretty crooked-looking elections. In the mean time, here’s something to chew on.

Your local elections officials trusted a group called NASED — the National Association of State Election Directors — to certify that your voting system is safe.

This trust was breached.

NASED certified the systems based on the recommendation of an “Independent Testing Authority” (ITA).

What no one told local officials was that the ITA did not test for security (and NASED didn’t seem to mind).

Read the rest at Black Box Voting.


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