On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Jay D. Dyson wrote:
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On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
Evidence Mounts that the Vote Was Hacked
Read the whole thing and didn't see any evidence. Just wild
speculation and baseless conjecture. Hell, there were countless counties
across the nation in which more people were registered to vote than were
eligible residents, but -- for some reason -- that ain't news.
It would be _major_ news, were it not America where it happened.
Even India managed to hold a secure digital election recently,
without any such major exit poll or other discrepancies happening.
Also note that Americans aren't the only people in the world with
capable intelligence agencies. Teenage kid hackers aren't the only
people who might influence US elections' outcomes, given a viable chance.
You need to consider all the factors.
Digital voting needs to be as secure and reliable as bank accounts
are from an independent (democratic) nation's national security point
of view. A digital vote discrepancy == national bank account discrepancy,
in it's importance, in this regard.
Arguing that vote discrepancies don't really matter, is like a system
admin arguing that system binary checksum discrepancies do not matter.
In any case, it means you're royally f*cked, and although you may wish
to fantasize otherwise, it doesn't change the reality.
You need to know that you're secure, or your security people aren't
doing their job.
Hitchhiker's World (Issue #9)
Vipul Ved Prakash <mail () vipul net>