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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Could Harry Hursti hack St Louis?

The Harri Hursti Hack and its Importance to our Nation
By Susan Pynchon, Florida Coalition for Fair Elections
January 19, 2006
I was one of ten people present at the “hack” of the Leon County,Florida voting system, which took place on Tuesday, December 13,2005 around 4:30 in the afternoon at the county elections warehouse.Leon County’s voting system is the Diebold Accu-Vote OS 1.94w (opticalscan).
The Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho, authorized a“test” of his Diebold voting system to see if election results could bealtered using only a memory card. Harri Hursti, a computer programmerfrom Finland facilitated the test and it has come to be known as the“Harri Hursti Hack.” Following is a description of that hack and its significance for ournation, which I hope will correct much of the misinformationcirculating regarding this event.
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