[Novalug] OT Re: Absentee Voting
Charles M Howe
cmhowe at patriot.net
Fri Oct 31 00:13:21 EDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 10:07 -0500, Beartooth wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Charles M Howe wrote:
> > One thing puzzles me. When Secretaries of State or whoever was
> > getting bids for voting machines asked for the code so that it
> > could be audited and were told that they couldn't see it
> > because it was proprietary, why didn't they immediately say,
> > "Okay, don't let the door hit you on the butt on the way out."
> Because they're politicians, and that might cost them a
An idea: The way I get it is that each of the big three voting machine
manufacturers -- Diebold (renamed, but still Diebold), Sequoia and ES&S
-- have been discredited. So how about turning lemon into lemonade.
Specifically, Wipe out the software and create a good voting machine. I
don't pretend to know what is entailed, but Hart Intercivic's ESlate
that I had a post about a few days ago (I inadvertently erased it so am
not quoting it) would be a pretty good model.
I can see it now: thousands of voting machines booting Linux!
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