Here’s how AAP ‘hacked’ into a dummy EVM machine
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday staged a ‘live demonstration’ of alleged Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) manipulation in the Delhi Assembly.
Bringing in a dummy EVM machine, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed that anyone knowing a ‘secret code’ can tamper with the machines. He claimed that to game a machine, “only the motherboard needs to be changed and that can be done in 90 seconds.”
Bharadwaj, who introduced himself as a former computer science engineer, rigged a mock poll on a machine “similar to an EVM” that he carried to the assembly and alleged, “There are secret codes that can be used to decide on the day of voting which candidate can win.”
The machine used today by AAP is a prototype created by IIT alumni and tested by “EVM experts,” according to the party. It has challenged critics to prove that it “has even one per cent difference,” a claim instantly rubbished by sources in the Election Commission (EC).
Before Bhardwaj’s demonstration, Kejriwal tweeted, “Saurabh Bhardwaj will reveal the truth behind a big conspiracy in the country. Satyameva Jayate”.
AAP’s demonstration was meant to show that “any machine can be rigged or hacked,” making a case for reverting to paper ballot, AAP’s key demand …read more