Re: Sequoia Test Group

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Jun 12 2006 - 01:19:24 CDT

At 2:06 AM -0400 6/12/06, SomeThoughts@aol.com wrote:
>On June 8, the Alameda County, CA, voted to purchase voting systems
>from Sequoia, with one condition, that the system undergo security
>vulnerability tests. This is a first, and the first time that
>Sequoia will ever be subjected to red team testing.
>
>I have set up a Yahoo discussion group to discuss how to make sure
>the tests are valid, and not a whitewash. This will be mostly a
>technical discussion, although political considerations will
>necessarily have a role to play. The political side is mainly being
>handled by the Voting Rights Task Force (
><http://groups.yahoo.com/group/voting-rights/>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/voting-rights/
>).
>
>If you feel you can contribute, and would like to join, please send
>me an email.
>
>Membership is by invitation only.
>
>Thank you,
>
>Jim Soper
>
>Voting Rights Task Force, Alameda County

As my notes from the meeting say, there was also the condition that
100% of the DRE votes be recounted. (Interesting, it is not clear
from wording of the motion passed that the recount only refers to the
election of November 2006.)

Best regards,
Arthur

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