No more electronic voting!!!

I’ve been screaming about this for many years, and I won’t stop until we return to paper ballots.

Electronic voting is inherently insecure.

Whether these claims are true or not, the fact that they COULD be true is unacceptable.

Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County’s electronic voting machines.

Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.

Ferrara said she wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.

“Something’s not right,” Ferrara said. “One person that’s a fluke. Two, that’s strange. But several within a five minute period of time — that’s wrong.”

Far worse, any reasonably intelligent computer hacker would not display a vote for Candidate X if the voter selects Candidate Y. That’s too obvious. Instead, a hacker with half a brain would make it APPEAR as a vote for Candidate Y but internally register it as a vote — or three votes — for Candidate X. The voter would believe he/she had voted for Candidate Y when their vote was really given to Candidate X.

Electronic voting is hackable, has been hacked repeatedly to steal elections, and will be hacked many more times to steal future elections… until we return to paper ballots.

Posted by James on Tuesday, October 26, 2010