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Hacking the vote

"Something very strange happened on election night to Deborah Tannenbaum in Volusia County. At 10pm she called the county elections department and learned that Al Gore was leading George W. Bush 83,000 votes to 62,000. But when she checked half an hour later, she found a startling development: Gore's count had dropped by 16,000 votes, while an obscure Socialist candidate had picked up 10,00 – all because of a single precinct with only 600 voters." – Washington Post,  Nov. 12, 2000

"Anyone within a half mile of any machine could have modified every vote, undetected. I could teach you how to do it over the phone. It might require an administrator password, but that’s OK – the password is ‘admin’.”–Jeremy Epstein of SRI International on AVS WinVote machines, 2008

“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we see high turnout because of vote-by-mail. It’s extremely convenient and accessible; it’s secure and cost-effective.”–Oregon Gov. Kate Brown On Election Day, Oregon…