The Perils of Electronic Voting

Found a fascinating and scary interview with Bev Harris, author of the book Black Box Voting that investigated the problems with electronic touch-screen voting systems. I don’t think it can be understated exactly how dangerous it is to have our countries electoral process managed by centrally manipulable machines. Where before, if you wanted to rig an election, you had to buy people in many precincts. With electronic voting mahcines, you just have to buy the techs who write the software for the machines. If corrupt people get into office this way, how will we ever get them out again?

Bev Harris’s site, blackboxvoting.org was shut down by Diebold, an electronic voting machine maker using a dubious DMCA complaint, though it redirects to something now. Her publisher’s site, blackboxvoting.com is still up

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