Diebold e-voting software includes delete audit logs button
Wed, 18 Mar 2009
Did Bush win the his first term fairly? What about the second term?
Accusations have been leveled at Diebold for manipulating election results. In August 2003 CEO of Diebold, Walden O’Dell was a top fund-raiser for Presidient George W. Bush.
It has come to light that the Diebold voting machines have a button which can not only clear votes with the single touch of a button (no confirmation required) but removes the action from the machine’s logs.
With all that has been taking place of late, such a discovery appears relatively minor. But consider this: if vote rigging had been discovered in 2000 and George W. Bush did not get elected President, would Katrina, Iraq, Afghanistan, torture, Gitmo, massive debt and economic collapse, hit squads, hobbling environmentalists and so many other disasters have taken place otherwise?
[Posted By antiguanoctane]
By Dan Goodin
Republished from The Register
One button deletes with no confirmation and no log
Vote tabulation software currently in use throughout the United States contains a button to permanently delete audit logs that are required under federal voting-system guidelines, according to a report submitted to California’s top elections official.
The button is included in version 1.18.19 of the GEMS, or Global Election Management System, manufactured by Premier Election Solutions, formerly known as Diebold Election Systems. That was the piece of software that silently dropped 197 votes from November’s final vote count in Northern California’s Humboldt county. The report warns that the feature could be used to intentionally or unintentionally delete logs needed to conduct audits into the accuracy of an election.
“GEMS 1.18.19 not only includes ‘Clear’ buttons that permit deletion of these records, it provides no warning to the operator that exercising the ‘Clear’ command will result in permanent deletion of the records in the log, nor does it require the operator to confirm the command before GEMS executes it,” the report states.
Here is a documentary on this subject before E-VOTING :ricklbert