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Evm Fixing

edited March 14 in Political Science
BJP looses every by election but win general elections. Does it proves EVM conspiracy theory of purposely conducting by polls fairly and maneuvering in general elections?

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  • I think it lost recent byelection because of very less turnout. I think bjp's core vote bank didnt go and vote. And Muslims went and voted in masses.

    Evm, there may be some truth but when asked by EC to come and hack, no party including AaP went to show faults. So EVM is being brought in only to pass the buck on it.
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  • edited March 14
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a-look-inside-the-electronic-voting-machine/article23036380.ece


    Checks and balances
    The EVMs pass through many hoops before being placed in front of a voter. A brief look at the steps involved

    1. Functional check: The machines are cleaned and earlier results are cleared. Switches, buttons, cables and latches are inspected for damage

    2. Trial run: A mock poll is conducted. One vote is cast against each of the 16 candidate buttons. If VVPATs are used, six votes are polled for every candidate button. Results are verified

    3. Random check: Another mock poll is conducted on 5% of the total number of EVMs to be used for a poll. About 1,000 votes are polled and the result printouts are shared with representatives of various political parties

    4. Throwing the dice: Two rounds of randomisation take place. During the first, EVMs are allocated at random to a constituency. In the second round, they are randomised and allocated to a polling booth.


    5. Candidate listing: The candidate list with symbol, name and party of the candidate is inserted into the ballot paper screen and the ballot unit is closed

    6. Connecting the devices: The ballot unit is connected to the control unit. The control unit is opened and the ‘candidate set’ button is pressed. Then the last candidate button on the balloting unit is pressed. This indicates that the EVM will have only this many candidates

    7. A dry run: Before the start of the actual poll, a mock poll is conducted with at least 50 votes in the presence of candidates or their agents. The mock poll is then closed and the results are displayed

    8. Final checks: On poll day, various checks are conducted by polling agents, observers and central paramilitary forces

    9. End notes: The poll is closed by pressing the ‘close’ button on the control unit. The total number of votes polled is noted. Serial numbers of the seals used are also noted

    10. Safe and secure: EVMs are placed in their carrying cases and sealed. The machines are transported back to the reception centres under armed escort and kept in the strong room.
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  • Can the EVM be rigged or tampered with? We look at the technical and institutional safeguards that the Election Commission claims are in place to prevent electoral malpractice.

    Unlike voting machines in some countries which are connected to a network, Indian EVMs are standalone. Tampering an EVM through the hardware port or through a Wi-Fi connection is not possible as there is no frequency receiver or wireless decoder in the EVM machine.

    What if the chip inside the EVM is replaced or a Bluetooth device is inserted within the EVM?

    This would mean that the institutional safeguards to protect the EVM (sealing and hardware checks, among others) are breached to fit a device within the EVM and to manipulate it from outside. In M3 machines, this is also technologically ruled out, as they shut down in the event of tampering.


    Can EVMs be manipulated by chip manufacturers?

    The EVMs are produced indigenously by two PSUs - Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. - where the software programme for the chip is written and converted into machine code before being given to the microchip manufacturer. The chips with digital signatures are subjected to functional tests on the embedded software. EVMs are randomly assigned to polling booths across States and candidates are alphabetically listed on ballot sheets (inserted onto the EVM’s ballot unit). For EVMs to be manipulated at the manufacturing level, it is assumed that there is some trojan present in the EVM already that will lead to votes being transferred to a particular party. This is impossible as there is no prior way in which the order of the candidate can be known besides the location where the EVMs will be used. In addition, VVPAT machines now display the voter’s choice, thereby bringing an extra layer of verification.

    Why do we need an EVM over simple ballot paper?

    EVMs have had several advantages over ballot paper - the foremost being the elimination of invalid votes. A statistical exercise by The Hindu found that in more than 300 of the 36,000-odd seats where elections were held over the years, invalid votes were significant enough to have affected the mandate. The EVM has rendered the invalid vote moot. A paper by Brookings India also found that EVMs reduced electoral fraud and re-polling due to electoral rigging, and made elections a safe affair, thereby enhancing voter turnout.
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  • Sp - bsp ka gathbandhan bhari pada bhai aur aage bhi padega. Chahe evm ho ya ballot paper bjp haregi
    कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नही होती...

  • It takes a heck of a lot to hack an EVM

    Rather than blindly alleging that an electronic voting machine has been rigged, it pays to find out about its inherent technical and administrative safeguards — so that you ask the right questions.

    http://www.thehindu.com/thread/politics-and-policy/it-takes-a-heck-of-a-lot-to-hack-an-evm/article21832708.ece
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  • If u know and analyse all details u can ans ur question with confidence.
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  • Drona said:

    Sp - bsp ka gathbandhan bhari pada bhai aur aage bhi padega. Chahe evm ho ya ballot paper bjp haregi

    Yes
  • Surprised by Gorakhpur result.
    IPS in making
  • dpagarwal said:

    BJP looses every by election but win general elections. Does it proves EVM conspiracy theory of purposely conducting by polls fairly and maneuvering in general elections?

    Election results so far have been on the lines of exit polls. Had there been any significant deviation, then i guess there was a chance of rigging.
    Majority of people said (in exit and opinion polls) they voted for BJP in elections and it won. People who are still finding faults in EVMs are defying common sense.

    Unless there is a larger conspiracy at play here and Modi is rigging both exit polls and EVMs.
    The world is filled with amazing things you'll probably never notice if you keep staring at your GODDAMN PHONE.
  • Hope BJP will get serious on real issues of unemployment, jobless growth, vigilantism etc instead of being only an unstoppable election winning machinery.
  • Drona said:

    Sp - bsp ka gathbandhan bhari pada bhai aur aage bhi padega. Chahe evm ho ya ballot paper bjp haregi

    +1
  • this should be a wakeup call for BJP supporters..and its cadres as well.. they cant let their guard down.. in a way its really a good result for BJP..if looked at the larger perspective of 2019.
  • Drona said:

    Sp - bsp ka gathbandhan bhari pada bhai aur aage bhi padega. Chahe evm ho ya ballot paper bjp haregi

    Gathbandhan banega ya nahi... Ye main baat hai
  • honeycomb said:

    Hope BJP will get serious on real issues of unemployment, jobless growth, vigilantism etc instead of being only an unstoppable election winning machinery.

    Yup... BJP is just ignoring main issues and highly relying on other fundas to win election...
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