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Internet Voting Watch

Voting System Pwned by Michigan Wolverines
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/dc-voting-system-hacked/
Election officials were testing their new pilot voting system in advance of elections in November, but had to pull it down on Friday after the hackers seized it.

Officials initially cited "usability issues" that had been brought to their attention, but the election board's chief technology officer later admitted to the Washington Post that "the integrity of the system had been violated."
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Common Cause, computer scientists and others had warned election board officials that the system was a security risk, but officials had dismissed their concerns.

Hacker infiltration ends D.C. online voting trial
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/debonis/2010/10/hacker_infiltration_ends_dc_on.html
The group also identifies a separate issue, which it calls a "very serious vote loss problem that caused voters to inadvertently return blank ballots while believing that they had submitted complete ballots." This affected users of "at least two widely used computer/browser configurations."

Hackers Inject Univ. of Michigan 'Fight Song' Onto System During D.C. Internet Voting Scheme Tests -Latest incident in long, growing list of e-vote hack events..
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8106

National

The World's Largest Democracy beat the U.S. to full VVPR?
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/will-worlds-largest-democracy-beat-the-u-s-to-full-vvpr/

CALL FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IN RESPONSE TO CU
A group called Free Speech for the People has submitted a letter from law professors
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/017241.html

International

India to get paper trail
http://rop.gonggri.jp/?p=360
Looks like our research may have killed black-box voting for a billion people" Yay!

India: All-Party Meeting on EVMs echoes a Consensus on EVMs with Paper Trail
http://www.indianevm.com/blogs/?p=501


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