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Ohio e-voting “privacy nightmare”

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Journalist and programmer Declan McCullagh has a longish piece up at ZDNet about how a legal loophole in Ohio allows anyone to figure out who voted how. Because ballots are a part of the public record in Ohio, and ballots cast on some ES&S voting machines used in Ohio are time stamped, if someone were to merge a time-stamped list of votes with a list of voters in the order they cast their ballots (as compiled by poll workers), they could, McCullagh writes, probably figure out who voted how.

There are arguments for and against this theory in the article, which you can read by clicking here.

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