Seriously. It may (or may not) be benign but I fail to understand why we allow a private company to use proprietary software in these circumstances. And it needs to be installed a few days before the elections? And in Ohio? Couldn't be in a state where there is not really a contest and where it likely would not stir controversy? Why do we not have FDA type regulations with 21CFR type compliance?
I am really creeped out by the upcoming election. There's already so many stories about ballots thrown out, robo-calls telling people they can vote on a website, the Spanish-language voter information sheet listing the wrong date, etc. Couple that with stuff like this and a freaking candidate's son owning the voting equipment in a swing state, and I seriously worry about widespread ballot tampering and fraud.