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30Oct/06Off

Wowzers!

From an article in the Miami Herald:


Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on his machine. He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.


Um...wow?


And keep in mind, this is with comparatively light usage in early voting...


What's more interesting is another article I came across:


About 15,000 internal Diebold e-mail messages also found their way to the Internet. Some referred to software patches installed on Diebold machines days before elections. Others indicated that the Microsoft Access database used in Diebold's tabulation servers was not protected by passwords.


Access? AccessThat Access?


OMG! WTF!?


Incredulous!  Does Diebold hire some kiddy junior programmers or something?  As much of a Microsoft fanboy as I am, I would not trust Access as a database to store votes.  No, no, no, and NO.

Posted by Charles Chen

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