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Hackers Crack the Voting Machine Black Box Code

by Diogenes Thursday, Jul. 03, 2003 at 11:42 PM

An ongoing question first publicly floated by the Collier Brothers and their Book "VoteScam" has been just how honest, or dishonest, are our elections? With the advent of Electronic Voting Machines with no Paper Trail the question has become even more relevant.

This is an ongoing development. I just ran into this this morning and I think it is important enough to give further dissemenation.

I do not vouch for the accuracy of the claims made although they seemed plausible to me when I read them.

A group of intrepid Hackers appear to have cracked the Diebold Voting Systems “Back Door” code which enables elections to be rigged wholesale.

The import of this is not to be understated and the courageous of the individuals following this important line of enquiry is to be lauded. Needless to say that if this is a valid report their are people who would no doubt kill to keep this secret as it represents a major major scandal. More than that it throws the legitimacy of elections in as many as thirty states into question.

Enough of my thoughts. Here are a couple of links to follow this story up on your own:

1. Democratic Underground Forum. This is where Bev Harris of Black Box Voting Broke the Story. Details are sketchy so far but if it is as represented this is some very BIG stuff. Has some interesting debate and exploration of the issues and implications of breaking this code.

2. Black Box Voting Web Site. Lots of good information on how elections are stolen electronically:
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This is important Sheepdog Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:25 AM
Thank you, however, ... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:52 AM
okay, how about Sheepdog Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 3:09 AM
Exactly fresca Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 3:14 AM
Two for the Price of One Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 3:37 AM
The solution may be... Patriot Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 5:27 AM
Recess skool Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 10:56 AM
accountability FluxRostrum Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 12:21 PM
To "skool"... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 1:49 PM
(wheeze!) cough cough (gasp!) Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 1:51 PM
yup Sheepdog Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:12 PM
(wheeze!) cough cough (gasp!) Sheepdog Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:17 PM
I think nose protection... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:26 PM
(wheeze!) cough cough (gasp!) debate coach Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:32 PM
Remember the Spirit of 76' Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:36 PM
support the good Rush Sheepdog Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 2:38 PM
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Viva La Resistance'!!! activist community Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 6:32 PM
The only way we are... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 9:03 PM
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