It was reported by McClatchy that "Most electronic voting isn't secure" - appearing last month before a U.S. Election Assistance Commission field hearing in Orlando, Fla., a CIA cybersecurity expert said:
"You heard the old adage 'follow the money,' " Stigall said, according to a transcript of his hour-long presentation that McClatchy obtained. "I follow the vote. And wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that's an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to . . . make bad things happen."In a separate report, in Bruce Schneier's respected blog, we hear:
the first documented case of election fraud in the U.S. using electronic voting machines (there have been lots of documented cases of errors and voting problems, but this one involves actual maliciousness)So, the CIA can do it in any other country, and in the USA it takes five Clay County officials, including the circuit court judge, the county clerk, and election officer.
Many things are stupid, but electronic voting is high up the list. I wouldn't say that Governments wanted it because they could fiddle it, I think they just don't know enough to realise that it is inherently insecure.