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Calif. Recall Susceptible To Hackers

As if elections officials in California don’t have enough to worry about as they prepare for a bewildering Oct. 7 recall vote, computer scientists say shoddy balloting software could bungle the results and expose the election to fraud. Their worst-case scenario is the accidental deletion or malicious falsification of ballots from the 1.42 million Californians voting electronically – 9.3 percent of the state’s 15.3 million registered voters. Software experts also warn that, if any candidate contests the election, a meaningful recount would prove impossible because four counties, including two of the largest, don’t provide paper backups. The others use punch-card machines, optical scanners or other systems that provide physical evidence of votes. Full Story

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