EC to announce schedule for its 'EVM challenge' tomorrow

19 Mai, 2017, 15:08 | Author: Marc Bacque
  • Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The Election Commission (EC) has made a decision to hold a live demo of Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) and EVMs and explain how they function.

Earlier this week, the poll panel had said it would offer an "opportunity" to the political parties to prove that EVMs used in the recently held assembly polls were tampered with or can be tampered even with laid down safeguards.

In 2009, the Commission had held a similar challenge and it claims no one was able to tamper with its machines. The EC has however, at all times, maintained that the EVMs used in all elections can not be tampered with or manipulated. Later, several other parties had joined the chorus and urged the EC to revert to paper ballots.

The Union Cabinet had given its nod to sanctioned funds of almost Rs. 3,200 crore to procure more than 16 lakh VVPATs as sought by the Election Commission.

George HW Bush weighs in on Ailes' death
He continued by writing that he wished people would leave Ailes' family and legacy in peace, but he doubted that would happen. His death was announced in a statement by his wife, Elizabeth Ailes , according to Fox News.


Sharapova vows to 'rise up again' after French Open snub
She's qualified for the Wimbledon qualifying rounds but can still be handed a wild card when the decision is made on June 20. Regardless of the rhetoric, the fact is, the 2-time champion Sharapova will not be at the French Open this year.


Paris climate deal stronger without US , experts say
The Paris Agreement was struck by some 200 countries to combat global warming. The United States is the world´s number two carbon polluter, after China.


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been leading the charge in claiming that the EVMs used in the elections were rigged by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BSP and the AAP had alleged that the machines used in the recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab were tampered with to favour the BJP. At the event, those having raised questions on Electoral Voting Machine security would be invited to demonstrate how Electoral Voting Machines can be tampered with.

The officials of the EC denied all these allegations and said that each and every EVM goes through several checks and thus each of them is tamper-proof.

Conseillé:

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.02 percent

    The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.27 percent, down from last week when it averaged 3.29 percent. This is a decrease from last week's 3.14% but remains higher than 2.8% past year .
    Tim Cook is testing a glucose tracker for the Apple Watch

    Tim Cook is testing a glucose tracker for the Apple Watch

    It could also sell it exclusively to add to the revenue stream that'll be bolstered by the demand for the same. However, the Apple Watch seems like the most likely candidate at this stage.

    Warriors belt Mills' Spurs in National Basketball Association playoffs

    Popovich had no guess about Leonard's status for Game 3, saying it would likely be decided as late as Friday or Saturday. Cleveland: Indiana (+1) 75-49 first half Game 3 Boston at Chicago: Boston (-1.5) 44-41 first half Game 3 Atlanta vs.
  • Mélenchon donné favori à Marseille dans un sondage — Législatives

    Pour lui, elle démontre que "la droite vient d'être annexée" par Emmanuel Macron après que "la gauche ai été absorbée". Dorénavant, il ne reste qu'une force d'opposition, c'est la France Insoumise.
    Draxler urges Ozil to join him at PSG

    Draxler urges Ozil to join him at PSG

    Draxler also confirmed that he held talks with Premier League clubs before opting to make a £34million move to PSG in January. He added: "He would help every team in the world and I think he would enjoy the life here and even to play for PSG".
    Senate committees want Comey memos; intelligence panel asks him to testify

    Senate committees want Comey memos; intelligence panel asks him to testify

    The Wisconsin Republican says in a written statement that he has wanted investigations that "follow the facts wherever they lead". The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly.
  • Ransomware cyber attack 'likely to spread rapidly on Monday'

    The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection". This would change, Gazeley said, as Europe and US computers are turned on, but it indicated the scale of the problem there.
    South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

    South Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

    McMaster on the issue of the deployment of a THAAD missile defense battery in South Korea, before he met with President Trump. Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or those opposed to its nuclear and missile programs, U.S.
    Pourquoi Nicolas Hulot a dit

    Pourquoi Nicolas Hulot a dit "oui" — Gouvernement

    Si Nicolas Hulot est contre le projet d'aéroport, il s'est incliné face au "Oui" du référendum de juin 2016 (55,17% des voix). La fermeture de la centrale nucléaire Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin) "aura lieu", mais "dans la concertation", a aussi assuré M.
  • Trump to meet four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Spicer

    Lieberman added that McFarland "and General Mike Flynn will form a very strong leadership team at the National Security Council". Lieberman, a former senator from CT and the 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president, was still among the finalists, Mr.

    Govt activates mechanism to prevent cyber attack

    Currently, an estimated 200,000 victims in 150 different countries are reported to have been hit by the cyberattack. The attack, which saw computers locked and users' files held for ransom, was believed to the biggest ever recorded.

    Législatives: les ministres doivent "soutenir les candidats de la majorité présidentielle"

    Ce gouvernement est "évidemment bâti pour durer " au-delà des législatives, a assuré Edouard Philippe jeudi sur France Inter. En outre, Christophe Castaner est revenu sur la méthode de la présidence Macron.


Populaire

Prix de l'immobilier : 25% de différence entre le RDC et le dernier (...)
A l'inverse, ces mêmes étages situés dans un immeuble sans ascenseur sont très peu recherchés par les particuliers. En revanche, lorsqu'il n'y a pas d'ascenseur, plus de 4 Français sur 10 préfèrent le 2ème étage.

Richard Rojas identified as Times Square car crash suspect
Tourists Patrick and Kelly Graves of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, were waiting to get on a tour bus when they heard the crash. He said he looked out and saw what appeared to be a body lying on the street in front of the building.

Le maire de Tourcoing, Gérald Darmanin, devient grand argentier du gouvernement
SIGNE (S) PARTICULIER (S): L'homme est juriste de formation, diplômé de Sciences Po Lille, se revendique de la droite sociale. Il devient son directeur de campagne pour les élections législatives de 2007 et les municipales de 2008.

Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Attorney General Sessions' Guidance to Federal Prosecutors
Rand Paul , R-Kentucky, has been one of the most vocal Republicans leading the effort and was critical of Sessions' new policy. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo to staff this week that included his intentions on getting tougher on crime.

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend
The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by Markets Daily and is owned by of Markets Daily.

Trump lashes out at 'greatest witch-hunt in history'
Many had called for a special prosecutor since last week's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation.

London City Airport's flights to be controlled from 70 miles away
The airport chief executive Declan Collier added he was confident the system would be immune from the threat of cyber attacks. The investment means NATS becomes a joint and equal partner in the company alongside Canadian counterpart Nav Canada.

As investigations grow, McCaskill says it's too early to talk impeachment
Nehrona said he understands why the Department of Justice felt that an independent counsel was needed to lead the investigation. Flynn's contacts with Russians during the campaign, as well as his work for the Turkish government, are under investigation.

Législatives. Manuel Valls va briguer l'investiture dans le mouvement Macron
Manuel Valls appelle le PS à donner "une majorité large et cohérente à Emmanuel Macron pour qu'il puisse gouverner". C'est ce que nous avons vécu pendant cinq ans avec François Hollande.

La version 1.1 de Mario Kart 8 Deluxe est disponible
Reste à savoir si de réelles nouveautés paraîtront dans les prochaines semaines ou dans les prochains mois . Les modes mondiaux et régionaux ajoutent moins souvent des joueurs en mode miroir 200cc.