LIBERTY: Paper ballots, which can be verified by voters and recounted if necessary.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


CRYPTO-GRAM, November 15, 2006
Voting Technology and Security
by Bruce Schneier
Founder and CTO
Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

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Electronic voting machines represent a grave threat to fair and accurate elections, a threat that every American — Republican, Democrat or independent — should be concerned about. Because they’re computer-based, the deliberate or accidental actions of a few can swing an entire election. The solution: Paper ballots, which can be verified by voters and recounted if necessary.

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You have to admire how he guts to the bottom line. It’s a real problem (i.e., FL citation). It’s easy to fix (i.e., A machine is NOT a vote counting device. It IS a vote preparation tool.) and here’s how. It’s critical to address the problem (i.e., confidence in the fairness).

ALUMNI: PREPSTER64 “rump group” met last night

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Several laffs; a few sad moments; no agenda; valet parking!; great food; lots of suggestions and good and not so good ideas. And I saw the moth fly out of a raccoon’s wallet! ;-)

No computer for an evening felt strange. So I am way behind.

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