E-voting vendors: any machine can be hacked in a lab

Thursday, 2 August 2007, 4:00 AM EST

Voting machine vendors and election officials at a hearing Monday assailed Secretary of State Debra Bowen's "top-to- bottom" review of electronic voting systems for failing to consider real-world responses to potential hacking and vote-rigging. Voting-rights activists, meanwhile, urged her to scrap all e-voting systems and return to paper ballots.

Bowen has the rest of the week to sort it all out before she decides whether to decertify the three voting systems in use in California, place conditions on them, or leave them alone.

At Sci Tech Today.

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