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election fraud | technology


How to Hack the Vote: the Short Version
Chuck Herrin, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, CEH
* CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
* CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
* MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
* CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

"Many people feel that their votes didn't count, and for good reason. THESE SYSTEMS ARE NOT WORTHY OF OUR TRUST! In an effort to bring this to your attention, I have put together this shortened document that will show you exactly how easy it would be to break into Diebold's GEMS software, which is the software used to tabulate regional voting results. This software runs on regular Windows machines and counts the votes from multiple precincts that may have used touch screens (which have their own problems), optically scanned punch cards, or other balloting methods. It is responsible for the accurate reporting of tens of millions of votes cast using many different types of ballots.

"That's right - even if you used the older systems like punch cards, your vote can still be Hacked when the numbers all come together. Wanna see how easy it is?"