Linus Torvalds elected Governor of Maryland

Posted by Matthew on Friday July 25, 2003 @11:55PM

from the purity-of-security dept.


Matthew writes: Maryland released the results of it’s gubernatorial election this morning, indicating that Finnish programmer and author of the Linux kernel Linus Torvalds had been elected mayor in a stunning 100% landslide, especially since Mr. Torvalds was a write in candidate not running for office. A Mr. E. Haxor was elected Lieutenant Governor, and M. Skillz received 100% of the vote for state Attorney General.

The election also heralded the first election run entirely by new Diebold secure vote counting machines. The secretary of state has yet to certify the results, but she has indicated that Diebold’s internal intrusion detection sensors have not indicated any technical problems with the election. Furthermore, Anne Phillips has certified that the machine is nearly flawless because she can’t figure out how it might be hacked.


  1. Subject:No Subject Given


    Comment by Anonymous Poster — July 29, 2003 @ 10:40 am

  2. Subject:Re: No Subject Given

    Dear Anonymous,

    Just tell us who you are, and we'd be happy to.


    Comment by Matthew — August 2, 2003 @ 12:09 am

  3. Subject:Too bad it's not true

    As a Maryland resident, all I can say is that it's too bad this story is not true. Governor Erlich is harmless, but Governor Torvalds would rock! We would repeal UCITA for sure!

    Comment by Anonymous Poster — August 7, 2003 @ 8:47 pm

  4. Subject:Re: Too bad it's not true

    How about removing the state's terrible gun laws too… You guys in Maryland need to be more like Penn. and Virginia…

    Maryland is nothing more than a cesspool of crabs, crime and bad policemen.

    Comment by Anonymous Poster — August 8, 2003 @ 1:43 am

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