Security Breaches for ‘Sleepover’ Voting Machines Used in
Busby/Bilbray Race Invalidated, Decertified Their Use in the Election!

San Diego County Registrar Admits to Security Lapses Which Would Nullify Legal Use of Systems According to Both
State and Federal Requirements, Provisions!

Registrar of Voters Not Concerned, Says Poll Workers would ‘have to want to commit a felony, which knocks out most of our poll workers’

The electronic Diebold voting systems used in the special election run-off election last week for California’s 50th congressional district were effectively ‘decertified’ and invalidated for use in the election after massive security breaches in the storage of those systems were sanctioned by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, The BRAD BLOG can now conclude.

Based on the review of several different very specific state and federal requirements, the unsecured overnight storage of Diebold voting machines and their memory cards in poll workers houses, cars and garages in the days and weeks prior to the closely watched U.S. House election between Republican Brian Bilbray and Democrat Francine Busby violated several federal and state provisions which, if not followed, would revoke the certification of use the voting systems in any California election.

In the wake of discussions yesterday with SD County Registrar Mikel Haas, who admitted to The BRAD BLOG that storage in poll workers’ cars could not be considered secure, it has now become clear that several violations of certifified provisions of use for Diebold voting machines ÷ which have been found and confirmed in the past several months to be highly tamperable by dozens of methods and by the company’s own admissions ÷ occured in last week’s race…


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