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EVM Fixers (Part 2) Political Parties Scouting for Hackers

Posted by Narasimha Rao under EVM FIXERS

  
We all know that the parties and candidates would do everything to win elections. Last month, we we were given a shocker by prominent leader of a political party when we showed him and his colleagues a demonstration on how the ECI-EVMs could bemanipulated. 
The incident happened last month when I accompanied Hari Prasad and his team to demonstrate the vulnerabilities of the real Indian EVM used in elections to a number of political parties. This was done a couple of weeks prior to the public release of the research findings by the team comprising Hari Prasad, Rop Gonggrijp and Alex Halderman. 
All the leaders who witnessed the demonstration were shocked to see the vulnerabilities of EVMs. One enterprising party leader asked us, “Can you actually manipulate EVMs in our state? We will ensure that you gain access to the voting machines.” 
We were utterly unprepared to hear something like this.  The person in question is a senior party [...]

EVM ‘FIXERS’ DEMAND HEFTY SUMS (Part 1)

Posted by Narasimha Rao under EVM FIXERS

   
 Skeptics who are now convinced that EVM tampering is possible have a question to ask: is tampering of electronic voting machines merely a theoretical proposition (as Prof Indiresan, ECI’s expert committee chairman would have you believe) or is there any ground level evidence of tampering?
The answer to this question lies in personal experiences and encounters of a number of senior political leaders with “EVM fixers”. From these personal accounts, it is evident that there is more to the EVM story than what meets the eye.
Take a look at some such shocking incidents narrated to me ever since I began to explore electronic voting machines in the wake of surprising election outcomes. The first such incident relates to fixing by insider-technicians having easy access to the voting machines.
 Insider ‘Fixing’
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Weeks after elections to the Maharashtra state assembly in October last year, Omesh Saigal, a retired IAS officer and a whistle [...]