Thursday, February 16, 2012

Internet Voting Debate Hits the Big Time: Leading Experts to Appear on PBS NewsHour tonight

The highly-esteemed PBS NewsHour will today feature a segment, reported by their science correspondent Miles O’Brien, which will bring the debate over Internet voting to a wider audience than ever before.

According to Monty Tayloe of the program’s PR department, the report will feature interviews with:

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, talking about the difficulties her husband, a West Virginia state senator, had in trying to vote while he was deployed in Afghanistan

Computer scientist Ron Rivest of MIT

Computer scientist Alex Halderman of the University of Michigan, who led a team that successfully hacked the Washington, D.C., Internet voting system in 2010

Paul Stenbjorn, now Director of Operations of the Internet voting company Scytl, and the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections & Ethics (BOEE) at the time of that hacking

Bob Carey, head of the Federal Voting Assistance Program at the Pentagon

UC Berkeley computer scientist David Wagner, a member of the group whose recommendations led to the demise of the SERVE Internet voting system

David Jefferson, Board Chairman of VerifiedVoting.org.

Viewers should check their local listings for time and channel details about the broadcast of this important coverage of the Internet voting debate on the PBS NewsHour.

1 comment:

wjk said...

Excellent reporting!