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Ballot Stuffing Holes, Illegal USB Ports Add to Sequoia/Dominion Voting System Flaws

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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? 

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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.

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Joanne Lukacher contributed to this article.

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In 2004, Rady Ananda joined the growing community of citizen journalists. Initially focused on elections, she investigated the 2004 Ohio election, organizing, training and leading several forays into counties to photograph the 2004 ballots. She officially served at three recounts, including the 2004 recount. She also organized and led the team that audited Franklin County Ohio's 2006 election, proving the number of voter signatures did not match official results. Her work appears in three books.

Her blogs also address religious, gender, sexual and racial equality, as well as environmental issues; and are sprinkled with book and film reviews on various topics. She spent most of her working life as a researcher or investigator for private lawyers, and five years as an editor.

She graduated from The Ohio State University's School of Agriculture in December 2003 with a B.S. in Natural Resources.

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