Voter ID is racist, but this is an important issue? WTF reddit
Fuck the GOP for repeatedly failing to pass shit that’d improve election security.
Shit’s rigged, yo.
Lol, Coca-Cola’s secret recipe is a trade secret. Coca-Cola’s name is not
This is the #1 reason why the separation of Corporation and State is every bit as important, if not more important than, the separation of Church and State in today’s political society.
If I had a guess, Jeffery Epstein?
FOIA this information. Why the secrecy? Unless, someone doesn’t want to be ousted as the puppeteer.
The correct response from election officials should be “fine, we’ll stop using your product then”. Let’s see how precious their “trade secrets” are when they don’t have any customers.
Must be the Russians.
The name of a business is public record by federal law.
Despicable and gross
Trade secrets so good, the voting machines have passwords like “abcdef” and “123456”
Election security is a subject that desperately needs a spotlight on. If anyone is interested please follow [Jennifer Cohn](https://mobile.twitter.com/jennycohn1) as she’s doing a wonderful job highlighting some extremely serious vulnerabilities that are largely being ignored by the media and Congress save for Wyden.
“Voting Machines” and a “Free and Fair Democracy” are incongruous to each other. A stable system cannot have both. They fundamentally put too much power in the hands of to few while making it impossible to reasonably verify the way they’re using that power. That is fundamentally not a democracy. Period.
Hmm, given that someone bought a voting machine off ebay: https://www.wired.com/story/i-bought-used-voting-machines-on-ebay/
We need to get away from this crap
Just make a transparency requirement for the contract. Ditch them at the next opportunity.
Unless they release the source code and independent oversight all those machines should be destroyed.
In other words, there is definitely something to hide.
Yeah, because if you pay them enough money this cycle, the owner might be you!
The 1% own it..
This is really bad. It’s not how many votes you have, it’s who counts the votes. If they win this, we’ll never know.
Dear voting machine makers,
The remaining integrity of American democracy
Because we can’t know which private company is counting the votes in our public elections.
*Hart InterCivic, a corporation that derives independent actual value from this information not being generally known or readily ascertainable and makes reasonable efforts to maintain the secrecy of this information, requests that it be designated as a trade secret pursuant to G.S. § 132-1.2(1)d. and G.S. § 66-152(3).*
It’s hard to imagine legitimate reasons for a company to derive “independent actual value” from being secretly invested in a voting machine company….
It is time to return to paper ballots
I’M A SOVEREIGN COMPANY! I don’t have to give my name!
This is how dictatorships are created.
Lol that’s not how intellectual property works… just knowing the name of a company isn’t breaching IP. A trade secret is a form of intellectual property that is protected solely by the fact that it is a secret and revealing it would compromise the underlying intellectual property. The Krabby patty secret formula would be considered a trade secret. But just being given the name of a mother company doesn’t compromise its trademark (and this wouldn’t be trade secret either way) in any way. So yeah this makes no sense.
Well that’s not shady or anything. Nothing wrong here guys go ahead and stop asking. Just go about your lives and don’t worry about who owns the voting machines that control your democracy. Nothing to see here move along.
It’s not that they think these owner’s names are really trade secrets, it’s just that they don’t know how to use the cyrillic alphabet…
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