GAO Finds Fault With Ohio Vote

The Rock River Times cites a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the federal government's non-partisan investigative agency, on voting in Ohio in the 2004 elections:
[T]he GAO report stated that “some of [the] concerns about electronic voting machines have been realized and have caused problems with recent elections, resulting in the loss and miscount of votes.”
Perhaps the most egregious of the many shortcoming identified by the report:
The GAO additionally found that access to the voting network was very easy to compromise because not all electronic voting systems had supervisory functions protected by password. That meant access to one machine gave access to the whole network. That critical finding showed that rigging the election did not take a “widespread conspiracy” but simply the cooperation of a small number of operators with the power to tap into the networked machines. They could thus alter the vote totals at will. It therefore was no big task for a single programmer to flip vote numbers to give Bush the 118,775 votes. [Emphasis added]
Hat tip to Seeing the Forest.

[Rock River Times, Seeing the Forest]

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