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I am a simple country boy transplanted from the Piehl Township in northern Wisconsin to the Milwaukee metropolitan area who came down "sout" in 1980 for college and have stayed in the area since.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Statutory Suggestion were Recieved

My letter of suggested statutory changes was recieved by the Special Committee on Election Law Review.

Here is a link to my document submitted by Janice Dunn.

One rant is about voting machinery with live internet conections via TCP/IP ports. Yes that is a "feature" provided by the big 3; Diebold, Sequoia and ES&S.

The second rant is about removable read-write media. See this Security Report from Leon County Florida. BTW, the Eagle optical-scanning system by ES&S (Vendor to Milwaukee County and programmed by Julietta Henry) has the same vulnerability as the Diebold system used in t Leon County (and currently used in Germantown, WI). The vulnerbility stems from the same source. There is executable code on the removable media (the PIC memory card) which can be altered by either swapping cards or changing the code on the card via the build-in NIC cards.

The third rant is the failure to secure the voting machine after the 5.84 testing is completed. At least use tamper-evident seals to insure the software tested is the software actually run on election day.


Anonymous steveegg said...

I'll add another to your list of problems with machines with live Internet connections; a "potential" ability for anyone to remotely read the results before the polls officially close, which would make ballot-stuffing a lot more efficient.

Mon Aug 08, 10:50:00 PM CDT  

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