“Ohio’s electronic voting systems have ‘critical security failures’ which could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State,” says Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in a statement which accompanied the release of the report today on the SoS’ website. . . . Brunner is calling for a ban on all Direct Recording Electronic (DRE, usually touch-screen) voting systems in the state. . . The State’s bi-partisan . . . report finds, as did California’s study, as did virtually every other independent test of such systems, that violating the security and manipulating the “federal approved” electronic voting systems is a breeze.
There is just no good reason to use anything other than paper ballots. Don’t tell me about the blind people who support Diebold and the other e-voting shysters- there aren’t any. Diebold bribed the National Federation of the Blind in exchange for their testimony in front of Congress. Similarly, Diebold bribed Bob Ney to write HAVA so that states would be forced to buy their e-voting machines.
None of this is a secret, or even really in dispute. In the face of this widespread corruption and all the overwhelming evidence that the machines are dangerously insecure, what excuse could a state government election official give to explain why they are still in use? Any state that has touch-screen voting machines should follow California’s lead and decertify them, before they can be used again to subvert the will of the American people.