not the confidence-builder you might think

The Columbus Dispatch : Ohio’s voting machine glitch exposed

But in a letter Tuesday to Brunner, Premier President David Byrd admitted that further testing showed a source-code error that can cause votes not to be recorded when memory cards are uploaded to computer servers under certain circumstances.

“We are indeed distressed that our previous analysis of this issue was in error,” Byrd wrote.

[…]

But Premier spokesman Chris Riggall said the programming problem had gone undetected after years of use and both federal and state testing. He stressed that the systems are secure in conjunction with other election safeguards in place.

Finding major bugs after extensive testing doesn’t tell you your system is mostly bug-free. It tells you your testing regime sucks.

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