“Making a computer hack-proof is like building an unsinkable ship,” said Bennie Smith, a financial software developer turned election commissioner in Shelby County, TN. Smith discovered the computers in his Memphis precinct dropped votes by 40 percent. “Any system can be breached. You have to acknowledge that reality, and build safeguards.”
“Coalition for Good Governance and Free Speech for People, are leading the only lawsuits to prevent ballot marking devices from subverting the votes of entire electorates.”
Maybe the impetus for installing these systems is to just provide the illusion of voting, without real voting? (My two cents).