CA Secretary of State: Electronic Voting System Review

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the withdrawal of approval for Diebold Election Systems, Hart InterCivic, Sequoia Voting Systems, and Elections Systems and Software, Inc (here) after they were all found to be more insecure than some guy at Defcon trying to access gmail from the conferences free wireless during the Errata Security Hamster/Sidejacking presentation.

“For the reasons set forth above, %insert insecure voting system here%, voting system…which was previously approved, is found and determined to be defective or unacceptable and its certification and approval for use in subsequent elections in California is immediately withdrawn… “

To be fair several of the systems, such as Diebold and Sequoia had addendum’s that allow jurisdictions to use the systems for the disabled in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), representatives for the disabled expressed anger as they want equal treatment and the ability to muck up an election through hanging chads like the rest of so-called “functional” America.

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