Saturday, September 16, 2006

Weseepeople, Diebold and elections!

What a social networking site got to do with Diebold and elections? A lot I guess after reading some article in the press and blog sphere. On of the earliest large peaceful social efforts were elections did not matter whom we elected for what position. All the people were equal, and had the same right as the one next to them. But now somehow it seems that Diebold decides it for you,
You have voted! when you have not!! and let you not vote!!!
Let yo vote again, in the above case!!!! But did you really did not vote? No one will ever know!!!!!

Confusing? yes exactly what I felt when I ran through those very informative write ups. Did read them not once but twice to get the feel of the idea. My information comes mainly from three articles and misinformation from Diebold. You too will find that the response given to one research by Diebold get debunked very clearly by another research/article.
Here are the three articles that I am referring to;

1.Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine by
Ariel J. Feldman, J. Alex Halderman, and Edward W. Felten

There is a full report in pdf format, and don't forget to read about the PDF troubles at Geemodo.
Also you can download and watch a video of the operation of diebold and the procedure of making a loser a winner. Benedict Arnold VS George Washington. And Benedict Arnold won even though George Washington had more votes! That's where democracy goes to Diebold.
For that read the next blog below, it does a much better job than me.
2. Where democracy goes to Diebold by ZDNET blogs This brings together all the information together and gives you a better view.

3. Avi-Rubin's Blog My day at the polls.
I don't think Avi needs an introduction, he has been working on this issue for a long time is a die hard, Diebold fan.
All three gives a very good assessment on the current state of affairs of Diebold voting whatever.
As usual Dibold has claimed that the Princeton research was done on an old version of the machine. Then Diebold, give the team a new one.

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