County Suing To Make Sure E-Voting Remains Insecure
from the ah,-local-politicians dept
It appears that the politicians in Riverside County, California are pissed off that the Secretary of State would stoop so low as to to want electronic voting machines to work properly and be secure before they can be used in elections. So, rather than, say, fix up those machines to make them so we can actually trust them, they've decided to sue Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. They don't seem to have come up with an actual reason to sue him, other than that they don't like that they have to put in place security features to make sure democracy works as it's supposed to. The most amusing part is the claim of Riverside County board chairman Roy Wilson, saying that they've run "29 accurate elections" with touch screen voting. That's exactly the problem. No one knows whether or not those elections were accurate, because there's no way to check to make sure the votes were counted properly or that no one tampered with the results. Of course, it seems likely that Mr. Wilson was elected via such touch screens, so it's no wonder he believes in them.