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Re: Presidential Candidates' Websites Vulnerable
From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 00:40:38 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Jordan Klein wrote:

Anybody have any better ideas? We certainly can't trust the politicians or
Diebold.  Considering the results of the last
election the whole process seems questionable, like in Chicago
"vote early, vote often."

IMO, the only way to have the best of both worlds (electronic voting that
helps the impaired, and an audit trail) is to have them print out some sort
of encoded bar-code receipt that is what gets tallied.  When you vote, you
immediately get two receipts.  One to take home that gives you the name(s)
of who you voted for, and the other is read by a counting machine that
actually tallies the votes.  The electronic voting machine that you use
should NOT actually tally any votes.  The bar-coded receipt that is tallied
should also be a one-use code.  That way, someone could run them through as

That's just reverting back to a paper vote process, why waste the time and
effort and expense to put in a bunch of calculators that preint up more
paper fed into another calculator?  Might as well go back to punchcards
and either a hand tally or feed the cards into another calculator...

Thanks,


Ron DuFresne
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eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

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