Re: too bad no one cared
Given that hackers appear to be able to get into ATM's in the banking system, I think it's a certainty that the voting machines can be hacked - our local machines connect via TCP/IP through the local school network so it would not be hard to intercept the data for post analysis.
However, hacking individual machines is not the best way to throw an election - access to the servers that maintain the counts would be much more effective.
The voting machines that we use in Louisiana are very basic - you walk into the booth, make selections on a touch-screen, press the "vote" button and leave, there's no paper trail or even any indication that your vote was recorded. It's a joke.