Professor Dan Wallach at Rice University recently gave his students some electronic voting machines. They weren’t the actual machines, but they were close. He’s one of four academics who has played with the source code for the commercial voting machine companies. He told the kids to figure out ways to rig them to return favorable results for their candidate. And they did.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.