This opening to an ABC News story was another jolt for the importance of GOTV and voting absentee where ever possible. Reality check: even if they are making stupid errors that tell us the machines will be hacked, again, without other means of casting and counting votes on 11/7, it will still be a ton of work to get what will still be a suspect count.
Cheryl Kagan, a former Maryland Democratic legislator, was shocked when she opened her mail Wednesday morning.
Inside, she discovered three computer discs. With them was an anonymous letter saying the discs contained the secret source code for vote-counting that could be used to alter the votes cast through Maryland’s new electronic voting machines.
“My understanding is that with these disks a malicious person could skew the outcome of an election,” Kagan said.
There is also the matter of computer glitches. In primary elections and test runs this year , there were glitches with electronic voting machines from Diebold and other companies.
Machines malfunctioned in Texas, where 100,000 votes were added.
In California, directions for voters with vision problems came out in Vietnamese.
And in Maryland, screens froze and memory cards went missing.
Read the article. You will be very afraid. Use the fear – get the word out. I applaud and endorse this comment:
Gov. Robert Ehrlich, a Republican running for reelection, advised residents to vote by absentee ballot because he had no confidence in the machines.
“I don’t care if we paid half a billion dollars or $1 billion,” Ehrlich said. “If it’s going to put the election at risk, there’s no price tag for a phony election or a fraudulent election.”