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|04-16-2011, 01:33 PM||#26 (permalink)|
The Kanomi Express!
You better believe there is election fraud going on, big-time. The stakes are too high, the players too ruthless and ambitious. After all, if there are factions of power that will lie a country into a war that kills thousands of US and allied soldiers, let alone a million or more Iraqi deaths, what's a little election fraud on the homefront?
You won't hear about in your corporate media, but the story of the mysterious death of Mike Connell, Karl Rove's IT expert, is instructive.
The corporate military complex was hell-bent on going to war in the Middle East, and the Bush Administration was their means. To that end, electronic voting systems set up by shady contractors with ties to the system were the rule in 2000 and 2004:
I wouldn't say don't vote, because democracy still exists on a local level in many places, and there are ballot initiatives and things like that do matter. But if you think control of the presidency, the Treasury and the might of the US war machine is something left to the whims of the people and not the moneyed interests who have a deathgrip on most of the Western world, you are deeply mistaken.
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|04-16-2011, 04:12 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
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I've actually been to SAIC once. They do a lot of military contracting. A lot of it involves strategic planning, for example emergency scenarios. That would be one explanation for SAIC having DoD and CIA members on their board. They have pretty serious security if you want to enter the building, and my hearing aids went out when I was in the lobby, implying that they probably had some serious anti-bugging stuff in use as well (although they worked just fine inside the building.
The problem with imagining that they're part of some sort of vote-fixing conspiracy is that even if they were to do so, they'd be in deep shit whenever the opposing party regained power. If they were to lose all of their government contracts, they very well might cease to be solvent.
|04-18-2011, 10:18 AM||#28 (permalink)|
Not troll; Possibly Orc
Join Date: Jul 2007
Even if the whole thing is protected by something like tripwire checksumming, if you can compromise the checksum DB, or if you are in a position of trust in the first place, then you have full control.
There's about 1000 and 1 ways to compromise a full modern computer with a modern OS.
That's why I say the only chance you'd have of even coming close to a secure voting machine would be to make something that runs on a very simple microcontroller with as few lines of code as possible.
"It is the paramount duty of governments and of politicians to secure the wellbeing of the community under the case in the present, and not to run risks overmuch for the future" - JM Keynes