Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MIT News: important bug in Premier (nee Diebold) voting machines found

MIT News, October 27: Far from perfect
With election days away, Stewart charts progress of U.S. voting security

The expert interviewed for the story is sanguine, but important comments that tip off to points of concern, include this: "[T]here continue to be an unnerving number of cases where [electronic voting] systems are shown to be unreliable. For instance, Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) recently reported that a bug in the software that accepts and counts election results from individual voting machines has a flaw that can result in some ballots being dropped from the system before they are counted."
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