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>>>> I believe at some point systems will need to have hash on all
>>>> firmware and os as well as voting logic to provide a secure
>>>> elections systems environment.  The industry has enormous
>>>> resistance but that is not well founded.
>>>> This is because of the issues you raise re drivers keyboards, and
>>>> so forth. It may not be practical to do hash for all code and all
>>>> this now, but that is the only way to create a secure system.  The
>>>> printed audit records need to exist at every step of the process to
>>>> make it secure, not just voter verification.
>>>> The issue with paper ballots, any paper trail, is that humans are
>>>> not adequate to the task of achieving an accurate count or even a
>>>> repeatable count of millions of paper trail ballots.
>>>> Sue
>>>>
>>>> Susan Eustis
>>>> President
>>>> WinterGreen Research
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>>>> Lexington, MA 02421
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