This situation certainly begs the question, how can states rely on SysTest's independence and competency in testing voting systems? How can we rely on any of the federal testing labs?
We Deserve the Best
Computerized voting system experts have been decrying these systems for years. The solution offered by most experts is software independence – in other words, do not rely on software-calculated results. And if we can't rely on software driven results, why bother using these systems? They are outrageously expensive and their very presence invites massive fraud.
Whatever election system is adopted, it must be designed to detect and prevent fraud. We should not contract with a vendor that can't build a system that complies with state laws, can't produce a product that works more than half the time, can't accurately document its product, and can't even build a secure ballot box. We are entitled to the best system we can design for something as sacred as public elections, on which our very sovereignty rests.- Advertisement -
Joanne Lukacher contributed to this article.To stop computerized voting systems from being deployed in New York, sign this petition.- Advertisement -