by Mike Masnick
Tue, Oct 5th 2010 9:45am
There are many who believe that there is simply no secure and safe way to conduct voting over the internet. However, it hasn't stopped the government from trying. Washington DC was getting ready to test an internet voting initiative for overseas soldiers, when the system was pulled down last week initially claiming "usability issues," and then saying that they shut it down to "to incorporate feedback received from the testing community." You see, it turned out that the testing community included a professor at University of Michigan who "unleashed" his students on the system, and it didn't take them long to set it up so that, every time you voted, the University of Michigan fight song, "Hail to the Victors," played. Oddly, no one names the Michigan professor, but it seems likely that it was Alex Halderman, who has long been closely associated with various e-voting security issues. In the meantime, it appears that DC will not be allowing internet voting for the upcoming elections...
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