Optical scanners have an error rate of 3.3%
Touch screen systems have an error rate of 3.0% (& are NOT recountable)
Data Vote systems have an error rate of 3.2%
Punch Cards? They have an error rate of 2.5% ... the best of the bunch.
Dimpled Chads? Possible ONLY if you try to vote 3 or more cards at a time.
Idiots? I'd rather they didn't vote, actually.
Palm Beach County's motto? "We put the 'duh' in Floriduh!"
|"Computer scientists have been protesting the
switch. They're particularly concerned that few of the
computers provide paper records, making it nearly
impossible to have meaningful recounts, or to prove
that vote tampering hasn't occurred." -- Rachel
used by an electronic voting system manufactured by
Sequoia Voting Systems has been left unprotected on
a publicly available server, raising concerns about
the possibility of vote tampering in future
elections. .... The security breach means that
anyone with a minimal amount of technical knowledge
could see how the code works and potentially exploit
it." -- Wired, 10/29/03
"In their report, the Maryland hackers picked the electronic locks on the voting machine cases 'in under 10 seconds' and created fake access cards that gave them the ability to alter results and even end the election." -- Paul Blair, CapMag.com, 2/11/04