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19 August 2008 @ 05:00 pm
Oh, Yeah, That Sounds Secure....  
Mom, Can My Voting Machine Spend the Night?

Ohio is an election battleground state with perennial problems at the polls. So what have election officials in some precincts of the state been doing to keep their voting machines safe from tampering?
Taking the machines home with them and stashing them in their garages in the days before a big election.
If it sounds like something pulled straight out of an episode of Saturday Night Live, or Borat for that matter, it's not. The practice has become so widespread that it even has a nickname, "sleepovers."...

 
 
 
Rev. Karlkmusser on August 19th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
And the sort of related XKCD: http://www.xkcd.com/463/
Jimpoltr1 on August 19th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the problem with these "sleepovers" is that the election officials can tamper with the machines. Grr argh!

Steve Brinich: Ansom (WTF)stevemb on August 20th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
I just don't get how any sane person can take one look at his and not say, "Ahh.... NO." You'd think that even a crook wouldn't think he could get away with something so blatantly open to corruption.
Selkiselki on August 20th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good,
Oh Lord! please don't let me be misunderstood!"