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A History of Voting Machines, Tintin's 3-D and CGI Adventure

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Explore voting boxes through history, from the basic wooden ballot box of the 19th century to the Shouptronic voting machine. [From: The Atlantic] The first images from Tintin's 3-D and CGI big screen adventure, slated for October 2011, are hitting the Web. [From: Crave] ...

Hackers Attempt to Sabotage Swedish Election With Wily Write-In Codes

Sweden's election regulations feature a quaint guideline that allows voters to write-in their selections by literally handwriting them on slips of paper. During the nation's most recent election, hackers attempted to undermine that system by surreptitiously including codes that could have completely crippled the tabulation process. Sweden openly displays the written votes to maintain...

Electronic Voting Machine Hacked to Run 'Pac-Man'

Electronic voting machines are notoriously buggy and hackable. Even the manufacturers of DRE (direct recording electronic) voting talliers have admitted so much. Some states have even gone as far as to ban the touchscreen devices. While they may not be great at recording votes (or leaving a paper trail), it turns out their outdated PC-like innards are perfect for playing retro arcade games. This...

Diebold Backs Out of the Controversial E-Voting Machine Market

Diebold's beleaguered venture into the rough and tumble world of electronic voting has finally, and officially, come to an end. Computer World is reporting that Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) has purchased Diebold, Inc.'s election systems subsidiary Premier Elections Solutions. Diebold joined the voting machine fray in 2002 with its purchase of Global Election Systems, Inc.,...

Voting Problems Minimal on Election Day

For all of the worrying over voter fraud, voter suppression, and voting machine meltdowns, this year's presidential election went surprisingly smoothly. That's not to say that there weren't any problems, but that simply problems weren't widespread or severe enough to cause any doubt about the winner of the election. AccuVote machines from Premier Election Systems (we warned you about the renamed...

Is Electronic Voting Going to Screw Up This Year's Election, Too?

It's actually a 'Simpsons' joke -- Homer selects Barack Obama repeatedly, yet the electronic voting machine disregards his choice and racks up votes for John McCain. The joke would be pretty damn funny too, if it weren't actually happening in West Virginia and Ohio right now. In the last few election cycles, the big names in bungled elections were Ohio and Diebold (which has been renamed Premier...