Update – August 1 – Senator Feinstein (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced she will hold a hearing on this report sometime in September. This report *may* also come up in tomorrow’s scheduled hearing of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, as the chair and ranking member are both from California.
Original Post – July 30
At 10 a.m. Pacific time today, The California Secretary of State’s office convened a public hearing on the results of its top-to-bottom review of three voting systems used in the state (while there are more than three different systems used in California, some are being phased out and one was not submitted in time for the review). It is still going on as I write this, and can be watched at http://calchannel.com (my connection is spotty at best, so the webcast may be overburdened by widespread interest).
This review was announced in May, and many of the relevant documents are available at the Secretary of State’s website. In short, the state contracted with the University of California to have separate teams review the voting systems, to include a “review of documents and studies associated with each voting system, a review of the computer source code each machine relies on, and a red team penetration attack to see if the system’s security can be compromised.” While all of the teams have submitted their reports, the Secretary of State is reviewing the document and source code review reports to see if they would disclose any security sensitive information. So all that can be reviewed today are the red team reports and the accessibility reports.
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