Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Electronic Voting . Bad Idea , now and forever .

~~ I really wish this concept of Electronic Voting would go away,, click here and here and here for earlier rants on this topic. ~` TP

Diebold Source Code Leaked Again
by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
Monday, October 23, 2006 06:00 AM PDT

Source code to Diebold Election Systems voting machines has been leaked once again. Last week, former Maryland state legislator Cheryl C. Kagan was anonymously given disks containing source code to Diebold's BallotStation and Global Election Management System (GEMS) tabulation software used in the 2004 elections.

Kagan, a well-known critic of electronic voting, is Executive Director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Olney, Maryland.

The disks were created and distributed by two federal voting machine testing labs run by Ciber and Wyle Laboratories. They had been testing systems
on behalf of the state of Maryland, Diebold said in a statement.

This is not the first time that Diebold source code has been leaked. In early 2003, Diebold critic Bev Harris uncovered similar source code while conducting research using Google's search engine.