It’s been difficult to determine how much of the concern about electronic voting machine security is legitimate and how much of it is a left-wing conspiracy theory. But a report released this week by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice argues that the systems aren’t secure, and that one person with access and the technological skill can change an election. The report says that most of the vulnerabilities could be overcome by auditing printed voting records to spot irregularities — but most states don’t require that. Voting machine manufacturers dismissed the report as theoretical, but even some GOP lawmakers have become convinced that attempts to manipulate election results are inevitable. Said Thomas Davis, R-Va.: “It’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of ‘when.’ “
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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