U. Of Michigan Students Hack D.C. Voting Site

The board of elections in Washington D.C. has a new website designed to let soldiers and others vote from overseas. As a test, the board challenged outsiders to try to find faults with the system. University of Michigan students hacked the voting site and programmed it to play their fight song.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The District of Columbia had the courage to say bring it on. The D.C. Board of Elections has a new website designed to let soldiers and others vote from overseas. As a test, the board challenged outsiders to try to find faults with the system. University of Michigan students hacked the voting site and programmed it to play the Michigan fight song.

(Soundbite of song, "The Victors")

INSKEEP: Officials have now decided that maybe they'd rather let people vote by mail or fax or email.

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