voting machines Archive

Electronic voting machines suck, the comprehensive 2016 election edition

It’s been thirteen years since we started writing here about the shenanigans of the electronic voting machine industry, who were given a gift when, after the contested 2000 elections, Congress and the Supreme Court signaled that elections officials had to go and buy new machines. Over the past decade-plus, it’s only gotten worse. There was that time that Diebold sent thousands of …

Just how vulnerable is election technology?

Larry Alton Crunch Network Contributor Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network This year’s electoral process has been unconventional, to say the least, and most voters are either polarized or frustrated (sometimes both) with how we got to this point. Now, as this volatile election approaches the …

Russia and other states could hack the US election by attacking voting machines

It’s been more than 16 years since faulty voting machine technology called into question a US presidential election, and in the ensuing 1.6 decades, the voting machine industry has used bafflegab, intimidation and salesmanship to continue selling faulty goods, whose flaws surface with despressing regularity. Bruce Schneier makes the point that if the Russian state is behind the DNC hacks, there’s no …