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The Black Box: Voting Machines

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?

Emily Peck

Proof That Working From Home Is Here To Stay: Even Yahoo Still Does It | Emily Peck | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business

When newly hired CEO Marissa Mayer kicked off her turnaround at Yahoo, she banned employees from working from home. When Andy Mattes kicked off h...

Why Vote Fraud Is Possible and What To Do About It

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

The consensus is that this presidential election may all come down to Ohio and a few other "swing" states, as it did in 2000 and 2004. If there are any voting irregularities to be found this time around, Ohio will be the place to look first.

Dan Froomkin

Pro-Romney Firm's Purchase Of Voting Machine Company Raises Alarms | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

A private equity company run by fervent supporters of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney bought the third-largest voting machine company in t...

2012's Worst Rose Parade Floats (Doug's Dozen VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor


ATM 2.0: What the Cash Machine's Second Act Can Teach Business Leaders

Inder Sidhu | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Here's a question sure to stump your dinner guests and water-cooler colleagues: when was the first ATM put into use? Hint: John F. Kennedy was in the White House.

Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.

EXCLUSIVE: On Heels of Diebold/Premier Purchase, Canadian eVoting Firm Dominion Also Acquires Sequoia, Lies About Chavez Ties in Announcement

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

'Intellectual Property' of voting systems still owned by firm linked to Venezuelan President, despite press statement to the contrary PLUS: The electi...

Surprise: Diebold's Demise Actually Bad For Elections Administration

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

That Diebold might be on the verge of disappearing from the political landscape could be mistaken for reason to celebrate. Its successor would manage elections for 70% of voters.

Seeing Through the Voting Booth

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joel Epstein

In this age when we are looking to social entrepreneurs to improve the world let's celebrate the open source developers who are working to shine a light on how the country votes.

The Most Ominous Monopoly

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

America's love story with capitalism is crystallized in the merger of two computerized voting machine giants like nothing that has ever been seen before in American history.

Diebold's End: Consolidation of Largest Voting Companies Shows Need to Reform Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

The United States' largest voting equipment vendor just bought the second-largest, Diebold. 120 million registered voters live in jurisdictions using one of these two companies' systems

This Week in Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Build a $1.5-ish billion taxpayer-funded stadium, charge those same taxpayers $2600 to see a game, don't create the promised park for local kids (because they're poor). Now look around. Guess what? You're rich!

I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Where is all the furor over the $12 billion sent over to Iraq as pallets of cash, which then simply disappeared into that trillion dollar rat hole without accounting or explanation?

Filibuster-Proof Democratic Majority Begins to Line Up in U.S. Senate

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Friedman

Setting aside whether or not a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate is a good or bad thing, the undecided races at this hour are quickly summarized below.

Voting Machine Company Diebold Faces Lawsuit Over Software Use

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Artifex Software, the company behind the open source Ghostscript PDF processing software, has filed a lawsuit against voting machine vendor Diebold an...

Oprah's Vote Lost & How You Can Fight to Assure It Doesn't Happen to You!

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Friedman

Now that the touch-screen voting machine that Oprah voted on failed to properly register her vote on the screen, perhaps we may finally be able to get rid of these damned things.

Vote-Flipping Diebold Machine Removed, Quarantined in CO

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

A county clerk in Colorado has finally done the right thing for the voters by removing a touch-screen voting machine from service

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

A small number of people could easily program DREs to flip votes, and the evidence of this crime would be safely locked inside the machines.

An American Orange Revolution

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

How can it be that America, with its claim to be the first modern democracy, retains a system of managing elections that would be thought unduly cynical even in the worst of third world dictatorships?

Toasting Tom Bradley

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

How many times have you heard, when a politician is confronted with an unfavorable opinion poll, "the only poll that counts is the one on November 4" ...

Calif. Obama Volunteers Work the Swing States, on the Road and in the Office

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

When the C-SPAN broadcast of the final presidential debate ended, Democrats at the San Mateo County headquarters ceased their cheering, laughing and a...

Landslide Needed

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

We need a landslide. If 80 percent of the population think the country is on the wrong track, why can't we have an election where 80 percent vote for Barack and 20 for McCain?

"We'll Be Ready": An Interview with Ohio's Secretary of State

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

I sat down with Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, for an exclusive, detailed one-on-one interview while in Denver at the Democratic National Convention a few weeks ago.

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?