US voting machine vendors and officials insist that it's OK to build wireless networking into election systems

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/04/what-could-go-worng.html

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#2

No. No-no-no-no. Every reputable technologist and computer scientist says that of all the stupid voting machine design “features” this is the worst, but these greedy and/or corrupt fools keep pushing it.

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The California Secretary of Sate does not agree. It is illegal in California.

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N-N-N-N-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!

that’s not how this works . . .

that’s not how any of this works!

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#5

This would be incredibly stupid.

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the idea that any of us in this discussion can possibly know enough about the future to say with certainty X technology should be banned or not.

If no-one can possibly say with certainty that X technology should not be banned – at least where it pertains to the security of election results – then it should be banned.

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This “impatient voters” argument has to be the worst argument in a sea of bad arguments including; “we push the envelope baby, look out now, we’re pushing the envelope right now!”

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#8

Since nobody has yet,

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Just as a point of clarification, what do you mean? Does “this” refer to the machines’ internet capabilities, or does “this” refer to removing those capabilities?

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#10

God can the boomers ignorance screw up our political system any more then they have already?

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diebold’s pushing the envelope so far they can already tell you who’ll win.

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#12

It’s a horrible idea to give voting machines internet capabilities.

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#13

…that you’ll be able to see it when they stand up.

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#14

Duplicating only to include the hover text

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#15

Just check out what happens tomorrow. Its a feature, not a bug!

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i-voted

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#17

It’s a horrible idea to have voting machines at all. I have yet to hear of one that is more secure than paper ballots counted by hand in front of observers.

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There is no conceivable world where a digital voting machine is a good idea. Not now, not ever.

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#20

Thanks; the alt tag (hover text) is an essential part of every xkcd cartoon.

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