Voting Machine Flaws Easy To Fix: So Why Aren't They Fixed?
from the just-wondering dept
If you read Techdirt regularly, you should be well aware of the problems concerning electronic voting machines. They’re not secure. They’re easily hackable. There’s usually no verifiable paper trail for a recount. Yet another study has come out listing out all the problems with e-voting machines. That’s not a surprise. However, the report also notes that many of the problems are easily fixable, but e-voting machine providers haven’t bothered and election officials haven’t pushed for the fixes. It’s the same old story. Every time one of these flaws is pointed out, the companies make excuses or jokes, and say there’s nothing at all to worry about. The evidence clearly shows that’s false — and the fact that many (though, not all) of the problems are easily fixable, why won’t the companies make their voting machines more secure? Update: The report also found that it could just take one single hacker to change the outcome of an election.