[E-voting] Questions in Dáil
michael at hexmedia.com
Tue Oct 17 21:42:57 IST 2006
Keith Martin wrote:
> Today's Leaders' Questions is now up on the web. You can see it (in a
> bizzare format) at
> It starts with the section "Mr Rabbitte" under Leaders' Questions.
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The spin machine is moving into top-gear. Bertie is quoting headlines
from today's Dutch newspapers.
"The anti-electronic voting campaign group in the Netherlands physically
hacked into a machine to
demonstrate security flaws. If one hacked into a ballot box one could do
It is important to note that the Commission on Electronic Voting made
how the physical and electronic security of the system could be improved.
I understand the Dutch Government has stated publicly that the
no implications for the forthcoming elections.
I note from media reports, which I received this morning,
this is the view of the Dutch national media too."
He still doesn't see the difference between hacking software on a
computer, which is invisible and undetectable,
.. and "hacking" a ballot box ... whatever that means ????
It's interesting that Nedap's response to the Dutch hackers was that
they obviously don't trust
election officials. Well, the only way a ballot box could be "hacked"
could be if you didn't trust
election officials, because they are the only people who can interfere
Bertie also said something about "thousands of votes in our elections
that are not stamped".
Is it really the case that thousands of votes are not stamped?
Is he misleading the Dail here with this???
There may be thousands of votes spoiled by voters, but not stamped,
disenfranchised by the state.
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