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Venezuela: technicians show vote sequence remains in Smartmatic voting machines

By Miguel Octavio | The Devil's Excrement

26.11.05 | Despite denials that this was possible by the CNE since the recall vote, technicians from the opposition showed international observers from the OAS and the European Union that it is indeed possible to know the sequence of votes from the voting machines used in Venezuela. This had been repeatedly denied by both the CNE and Smartmatic, the company that makes the machines. Given that separately there is a fingerprint grabbing machine, the two together would allow for the identification of the voter.

The OAS and EU have sent a letter to the CNE asking to insure that this may not be done. Sure, but what happens to the "old" elections done under this same security leak? I hope they send their findings to the Carter Center, maybe they may learn something useful for the future.



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