Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"Some states, Georgia for example, have adopted fully electronic, paperless systems and have been very pleased with the results. At a hearing last year at our committee, testimony revealed that after converting to its new system the error rate in Georgia dropped from 4.8 to .87 - which translates into 71,000 votes captured by the new system that would have been lost under the old. Clearly, electronic systems hold out the promise of making our elections far more modern and accurate."
Speech at the Center for Election Integrity, Cleveland State University, cha.house.gov, Nov. 30, 2005
Experts Election officials, people with post-graduate degrees in a computer or political science, JD's, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, electronic voting machine issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
U.S. Representative (D-PA), 1998-present
Consultant, Pennsylvania State Senate
Deputy Mayor for Labor, Philadelphia, 1982-1985
Commissioner, Pennsylvania Turnpike
Chair, House Committee on House Administration
Chair, House Subcommittee on Capitol Security
Senior Whip, U.S. House of Representatives
100 - Percent Congress Rating from: AFL-CIO [American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations], NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People], The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, and the Human Rights Campaign
Twice-Honored, Friend of the National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association