Voting Machines: The Fail-a-Thon Continues
Once again Sequoia Voting Systems is in the news, and not in a good way. Not only can their machines not count, they're not even quite sure when they're supposed to be counting, or what it is that they're counting. Unless these machines are fixed very quickly or just plain scrapped, the November elections will be tainted, and whoever loses can justifiably call for a re-run, since the counting mechanism is verifiably broken.
Sequoia's machines have been implicated in numerous problematic elections, such as vote totals in New Jersey that don't add up properly, or the discovery that with a little effort you can vote multiple times on some Sequoia machines. And, of course, Sequoia's usual response to these sorts of things is to deny any and all responsibility and maybe even threaten to sue those who discover the problems.
D.C. election officials blamed a defective computer memory cartridge yesterday for producing what appeared to be thousands of write-in votes that officials say did not exist.
All it required was for those wishing to change the results of the election to drop a USB key into the pile of USB keys used to set the system up. All of the security measures that the insider talks about are then bypassed with ease