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Hackers in Congress

Date: June 08, 2006
Source: The Inquirer
By: Nick Farrell

The bloke who claimed that he was asked by a US elected official to build a program which would hack into electronic voting machines is standing for election.

Clint Curtis is a computer programmer who testified to Congress that he had been requested by Congressman Tom Feeney, to build software that could flip the votes in an electronic voting machine without detection.

The hack would favour the incumbent who had access to the machine.

In a letter to the INQ, Curtis said that there was more than a single Florida House seat at stake.

"Until credibility in our elections is restored, we cannot begin to forge solutions to such issues as the War in Iraq, providing healthcare for all Americans, investing in energy independence, instituting an educational system that allows teacher to teach students rather than tests, and above all, being confident that our government is being run by officials who have been elected by the people", he wrote.
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