Monday, November 06, 2006

The voting machine PR debacle

Ever since the 2002 election serious questions have been raised about the reliability and security of the e-voting machines. Last Thursday HBO ran a documentary about the problems with Diebold. Now Hacking Democracy is available online.

This week’s issue of Federal Computer Week has a long detailed article about the continuing problems with the voting machines.

These companies have consistently failed to address the concerns raised by their critics. Indeed they could not have conducted themselves worse were it their purpose to dirty their reputation. Whatever profit they derive from the sales of these systems cannot possibly be worth the damage to their corporate reputations.

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