[E-voting] FF councillor says "scrap e-voting machines"
Casey, Dermot (GE Money)
Dermot.Casey at ge.com
Mon Oct 23 14:44:23 IST 2006
Similar call (or rather prediction that the machines would be
Scrapped) made by Noel Whelan in the Irish Times on Saturday.
Whelan is a former Fianna Fail candidate and Barrister and
regular IT columnist
>>From: e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net
>>[mailto:e-voting-bounces at lists.stdlib.net] On Behalf Of Aengus Lawlor
>>Sent: 23 October 2006 11:58
>>To: Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting
>>Subject: [E-voting] FF councillor says "scrap e-voting machines"
>>The Sunday Times reports a Fianna Fail councillor who has
>>broken ranks with the party to denounce the EUR52 million
>>e-voting system. Damien Blake, the outgoing mayor of
>>Letterkenny, said the EUR52 million spent on the e-voting
>>system should be written off as a "sunk cost".
>>The kicker is that he says that "Derry-based firm Opt2Vote
>>has developed an electronic system that counts hand-marked
>>ballots by scanning them using pattern-recognition software.
>>In contrast to the current Nedap system there is a clear
>>paper trail for a recount".
>>The article closes with a response from Joe McCarthy:
>> Joe McCarthy, a technology consultant and a critic of the
>> electronic voting system, said he would not support the
>> "It may be faster at counting but you are still putting
>>your trust in a
>> computer," he said. "There is too much risk letting
>> do something which is better done by humans."
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