Were the Voting Machine Conspiracy Theorists Right?

This New York Times blog entry is simply insane,

Ohio is an election battleground state with perennial problems at the polls. So what have election officials in some precincts of the state been doing to keep their voting machines safe from tampering?

Taking the machines home with them and stashing them in their garages in the days before a big election.

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Many local election officials who defend the “sleepover” practice say it makes it easier for them to transport the machines to polling sites, and that it allows them to keep an eye on the machines. But their critics call that nonsense, and argue that allowing people to take voting machines home with them — where they can access them at any time, and potentially hack into them — is the very definition of a security risk.

Ya think? Ohio’s secretary of state issued a directive putting a stop to the practice as of this month, which wouldn’t be all that comforting if you were on the losing side of past election in Ohio.

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