Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bad Electoral Tech

"Hanging chad redux? US heading for 2000-style election catastrophe, report finds":
The Brennan Center study found several ways in which the machines were already ceasing to function properly. Some are simply crashing as their memory cards fail; others are recording inaccurate votes as the glue comes unstuck between the screen of the voting machine and the computer wiring behind it, putting the touch technology out of sync.

In a further alarming problem, the security protections on many of the older machines are inadequate, leaving them vulnerable to hacker attacks...