Bev Harris, the author of Black Box Voting: Ballot-Tampering in the 21st Century, began writing on the subject of electronic voting machines in October 2002. Her investigative journalism has since been cited in The New York Times, on CBS, Fox News, and CNN. In writing Black Box Voting, Harris spent over two thousand hours researching voting machines, and interviewed hundreds of witnesses including many election officials and even voting machine programmers who work directly for the firms that build these machines. During the course of writing Black Box Voting, Harris discovered that one of the largest voting machine companies, Diebold Election Systems, had committed a massive security breach, leaving thousands of sensitive voting system program files on an unprotected Web site. These files have now triggered a national investigation and activism movement to restore clean, trustworthy voting systems. Her Web site is blackboxvoting.org.
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