The State Elections Board will hold hearings on the security of Georgia’s voting machines in December:
State Election Board member Randy Evans asked for a series of public hearings on Georgia’s use of touchscreen voting machines, noting that leading computer security experts and academics have raised concerns about the ability to fraudulently manipulate election results.
Even as Evans sought the hearings on Wednesday, Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy released a report finding that the machines are “vulnerable to a number of extremely serious attacks that undermine the accuracy and credibility of the vote counts it produces.”
I’ve never bought into the argument that these machines are insecure, but then again, I’m not much of a conspiracy nut. We’ll see what the hearings turn up, but I don’t expect much.