With all the hacking reported in the cyber media, a rational person would have to conclude those who make the machines and their codes could be compromised by power/wealth to enable those gaining most from hacking the system, to hack it for the benefit of very few at the expense of the most. In other words, when a lot of power and wealth is at stakes, the system is always subject to manipulation. How the average voter will know if their votes count?
Elections become even more suspect when we add the influence of mind manipulation through media controlled by very few. As the late comedian/turned social philosopher stated: big business "got you by the balls"!