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Magical Miracle PacMan-playing Voting Machines

That video display with PacMan on it is supposed to look like this: Yes, that is a voting machine. A voting machine that can be hacked to l

That video display with PacMan on it is supposed to look like this:


Yes, that is a voting machine. A voting machine that can be hacked to load PacMan without so much as a whisper of tampering.

Via BradBlog:

Sequoia's voting machines, used in some 20% of U.S. elections, employ Intellectual Property (IP) still owned by a Venezuelan firm tied to Hugo Chavez. Sequoia itself is now owned by a Canadian firm called Dominion. (Though Dominion, like Sequoia itself before them, lied about the continuing Venezuelan/Chavez ties in their recent announcement of the acquisition, as detailed exclusively by The BRAD BLOG, to little notice, in June.)

The Pac-Man hack onto the Sequoia/Dominion voting machine was revealed this week. It was accomplished without breaking any of the "tamper-evident" seals that voting machine companies and election officials claim are used to ensure nobody can physically hack into them without being discovered.

Read the rest here.

Can someone tell me how this country can claim to be the keeper of democracy with these ridiculous machines in use? And if they're going to be hacked, at least hack them with something worth playing.


Best. game. ever. It distracts me from the anxiety of knowing our democracy is in the hands of utterly hackable, unreliable crummy voting machines.

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