Friday, October 29, 2004

Yet More Evil Elitists Attempting To Ruin Our Democracy

Yet another computer security expert knocks computer voting.

The secret ballot and the partisan nature of elections place a huge burden on electronic security — a burden the field is probably not ready to shoulder, according to Barbara Simons, a computer security expert at Stanford University.

"In my view, voting is a national security issue, and I have to say that I fear that what we are going to see with this upcoming election is a huge amount of chaos and a lot of questioning of results," she said. Simons was addressing computer security and privacy issues at an American Institute of Physics forum on the future or information technology this week (Oct. 25-26) at IBM Corp.'s T.J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.).