Sunday, April 04, 2004
Hack the Planet
It would seem that some direct action may be making some difference with Georgia's move to electronic voting.
posted by RogueTrooper |
Report from Georgia on Voter Verified Paper Ballot, and the bill in the Georgia House
Today was an interesting day. As expected, the Chairman (Powell) of the committee cancelled the hearing this morning as we all arrived. Then they made a fatal mistake - they recessed from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
This was fatal because we cornered members of the house, dragged them into the meeting room, and demonstrated on laptops how to hack an election. We even used the Cobb County, Georgia (CORRECTED) file we found on the Diebold FTP site to do the demo.
They were stunned. The look of "oh, SHIT" on their faces as we changed Max Cleland's votes to -3,000 was priceless. The display of astonishment as we deleted entries from the audit log, while explaining that this was a "Cathy Cox policy and procedure" which protected the system was laughable.
Every member of the house who saw the demo pledged to bring the bill to the floor for a vote and to support it. Many promised to force the Chairman into putting the bill to a vote.
We have one more legislative day to get this bill passed. We'll be down there tomorrow demonstrating Hack-A-Vote to the members we missed....."