Founder and Managing Partner of ForeFront Election Solutions, LLC
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"There is no legitimate reason that voters should not have complete
confidence in our electronic voting systems. It would be a crime if voters choose not to
vote in this election because of malicious fear mongering.
These recommendations cross the line of civil discourse and pose a real threat to the
democratic process they purport to defend. To vigorously advocate for more auditing
tools for electronic voting is not inappropriate.
To actively attempt to discredit, in the minds of voters, the certified, reliable and timetested voting technology on the eve of an election for the purposes of promoting personal
agendas is dangerous, dishonest and destructive. To accuse or imply that local elections
officials lack a concern for the security and integrity of our elections is untrue and
The voting systems being used in [California] Riverside and San Bernardino Counties are secure.
Extremely effective counter-measures have been developed and implemented to thwart
real and hypothetical threats. Electronic voting systems have been used throughout the
nation for more than 15 years, and there is not a single documented incident of fraud or
tampering with these systems. Having said this, no voting system is perfect, nor will a
perfectly secure system ever be developed. As long as there is a human factor, errors can
be made. The safeguards and security measures used in both counties prevent and detect
attempts at fraud.
Voters can have confidence that all existing voting technology in use in the Inland Empire
will accurately record and report their votes."
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.]