After years of saying that its e-voting machines were not faulty, Diebold (now called Premier Election Solutions) has said that there is a fault on its machines that was in the software for the past ten years. This means that the faulty software was used during the 2000 and 2004 US presedential elections.
While Christ Riggall, the spokesperson for the company, has said that ‘logic error’ probably didn’t ruin any elections, the president is said to be distressed about the ordeal.
The faulty machines were the subject of a documentary called Hacking Democracy. We have selected a clip from that documentary to show you an example of a hack in the system, also known as the Hursti Hack. Enjoy!