Bingo. Sounds like this is the political equivalent of industrial espionage.
Well this election is big for the RATS .. but the 2004 election is even bigger
It's all about regaining power and the RATS will stop at nothing to get it
Of course this is. They are useless for resale if this is a custom designed system. This is similar to slot machines being sold to wannabee casino cheats for dissasembly (as does happen). I wonder if the central vote tabulation software is sophisticated enough to identify the machine, serial number, firmware/software versions, etc. Somehow I doubt it.
Somewhere, somebody is probably "improving" the tabulation software with the coded equivalent of the following: if Rebub_votes > DemoRat_votes then DemoRat_votes * 1.5 = DemoRat_votes or something similar.