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.