In the poll season, claims of EVM manipulation have become part of our everyday news cycle — science be damned.
EVM hacking charge: CEC Sunil Arora says India 'won't be intimidated, bullied' into going back to ballot papers
Three days after self proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja claimed that EVMs could be hacked, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said there is no way the country will be "intimidated, bullied or coerced" into going back to the ballot paper system.
Kapil Sibal lends London 'hackathon' undeserved gravitas, gives BJP opportunity to corner Congress on EVMs
Kapil Sibal’s presence also raises the question whether the Congress endorses such wild conspiracy theories
'Cyber expert' Syed Shuja says EVMs for 2014 LS polls rigged: Who is he and what can EC do to put claim to rest
Self-proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja asserted that the 2014 general elections had been rigged from the beginning, and that the EVMs used in the polls were found to have been transmitting some kind of disruptive frequency.
Nasim Zaidi pushes for electoral reforms: On his way out, CEC fires shots at govt over transparency, political funding
In a series of newspaper interviews on Sunday, Nasim Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who retires on 5 July, pointed to a slew of proposed electoral reforms that deserve national attention.
Terming the EC's EVM challenge a "farce", AAP opened registration for its parallel challenge and invited people to hack EVMs under the poll panel's guidelines.
The four-hour EVM Hacking challenge began at 10 am, the NCP and the CPI(M), the only parties participating in the event.
Under the scanner is the control unit (CU), a ballot unit (BU) and the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) which is selectively deployed.
In the background of the EC's EVM challenge, the Uttarakhand HC clamped down on any criticism on the use of EVMs in the recently concluded elections.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala had sought relaxation in terms and conditions attached to the poll panel's EVM challenge. Election Commission said no.
Dismissing the AAP charge that the Election Commission (EC) was "running away" from organising a no-holds barred hackathon, the poll panel on Saturday said it never made any such promise.
EVM challenge: AAP, others develop cold feet ahead of hackathon, Election Commission seems to have won its case
After making a song dance about doctored electronic voting machines, parties have developed cold feet when it mattered most. Going by their response 'The Great EVM Challenge' is likely to end up a damp squib.
The Congress said the conditions attached by the EC to an EVM hackathon from 3 June were a "barrier to a thorough test" of the voting machines and called for relaxations.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has accused the Election Commission of "running away from a no-holds barred hackathon", is unlikely to take up the commission's challenge to demonstrate that its Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with.
Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on 8 June.
Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on 8 June.