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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Biography

Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"

“The ACLU applauds the apparent decision of Governor Charlie Crist to recommend the end of paperless voting in Florida… Computer touch-screen voting has been the subject of a litany of problems in [Florida], nowhere better illustrated than the recent Congressional election in Sarasota and the special election in Miami-Dade County. Both elections were marred by under-votes. In the case of the 13th Congressional District election in Sarasota, there were a sufficient number of under-votes to put the outcome of the election in doubt.”

“ACLU Applauds Florida Legislature for Scrapping Flawed Voting Machines,”, May 3, 2007


“The ACLU engages primarily in legislative lobbying while the ACLU Foundation carries out most of the litigation and communication efforts.” (accessed Nov. 7, 2006)


“The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:

  • Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state.
  • Your right to equal protection under the law – equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin.
  • Your right to due process – fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
  • Your right to privacy – freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.” (accessed Nov. 7, 2006)

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  1. Are Electronic Voting Machines the Best Way to Provide Access to Language Minorities?