Computerized (DRE) Elections Are Not Trustworthy, p. 1
The information in this paper regarding computers and voting processes has been known for years, but perhaps not put in one place, at one time.
From Richard Bergholz, 1969, "Experts' Game: How Elections Can Be Rigged Via Computers" to Roy G. Saltman, 2006, "Independent Verification: Essential Action to Assure Integrity in the Voting Process", the short-comings of computerized elections have been announced, and then seemingly glossed over (by a long discussion, if necessary). (See References.)
For each level of electronic voting machine, computer professionals have admitted that the "current" version of such machines fail; and then typically add "...but if you hire me as a consultant, we can fix that."
Such is not the case. Computerized elections are not trustworthy -- and can not be made trustworthy.
Computers are very adaptable. That characteristic is a "fault" in voting systems, even if it is a "feature" in other environments.
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