Hash verification and vote counting software

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Hash verification and vote counting software

Postby TheVat on January 13th, 2021, 5:08 pm 

Texas Has Its Own Vote-Counting Issues:
State Election Officials Have Known for Years that Voting Equipment Used in Many Counties Is Too Easy to Hack



https://www.dcreport.org/2021/01/12/tex ... ng-issues/

Hash verification ensures no tampering of a program. It is a critical element in ensuring that the proprietary software counts all votes correctly. With the hash verification procedure having issues, the software could be set, for example, to count every 27th vote for one candidate as a vote for their opponent without the software detecting or recording it was modified.

Hash verification tracks digital fingerprints to monitor any modifications to the software from the time it leaves the vendor to when ballots are cast and counted. If the hash verification procedure is not operating properly, the ability to detect changes and ensure the integrity of software is compromised.

Significantly, Donald Trump has not attacked ES&S, whose machines counted ballots in counties where Trump and Republicans did unexpectedly well.

ES&S originally was started more than three decades ago by conservative Republicans under the name American Information Systems, but its current ownership is something the company has refused to discuss with Democratic lawmakers in Washington or DCReport....
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