Spooky ... are our votes really counted?
A story about some machines not being counted in Iowa reminded me of this story ...
"Voting in an election is very important as it will influence the future governance of your state and country. It therefore has to be carried out under scrutiny with none of the votes being tampered with. Ballot papers in a locked box are quite easy to keep secure, but how about voting digitally on a machine whose sole purpose it to allow for secure votes to be placed?"
"Researchers J. Alex Halderman and Ariel J. Feldman, from the University of Michigan and Princeton University, managed to buy a Sequoia AVC Edge, a touchscreen voting machine that was originally going to be used for the Williamsburg, Virginia primaries. It has apparently also been used in a jurisdiction with 9 million voters. Importantly, the tamper seals on the machine were still intact."