Computing Politics

Kentucky election fraudsters found guilty

What might be just another run of the mill vote-buying scandal is made all the more interesting by the fact that some of the corrupting of the electoral process was down to exploiting a flaw in electronic voting machines.

The exploit was far more low-tech than those uncovered by the likes of Ed Felten as it exploited the poorly designed user interface which required voters to confirm their vote after they had pressed the button to make their voting selection. [via]

Edit: Bruce Schneier has of course covered the same story and has links to much deeper analyses of the situation.

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