Last updated on: 10/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

New York Times Biography

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

“In the early days of electronic voting, critics who warned that it was unreliable were dismissed as alarmist. Now it seems that hardly an election goes by without reports of serious vulnerabilities or malfunctions… voters report errors like vote flipping, in which the vote they cast for one candidate is recorded for another…

There is no time left between now and Election Day for states and localities to upgrade their machines or even to fix the vote-dropping software. All they can do is double-check their vote totals, audit their paper trails and be on the lookout for the next, as-yet-undiscovered computer glitch.”

“Editorial – That’s a Pretty Big Glitch,” New York Times, Oct. 8, 2008

Description:

“The New York Times is dedicated to providing news coverage of exceptional depth and breadth, as well as opinion that is thoughtful and stimulating. Widely quoted, and often hotly debated, The Times is held by its readers to the highest of standards and continues to be regarded by many as the nation’s pre-eminent newspaper. The New York Times built its reputation as the newspaper of record throughout the 20th century. It has earned far more Pulitzers than any other paper, and has a global news staff that covers the wide range of our readers’ interests: from world, national and New York issues to business, culture, science, religion, style, food, health and homes. A resource of the influential, The Times also gives voice to those without influence. While our readers are as diverse as the subjects we cover, one trait is common to all of them: the need to know.”

“About Us,” www.nytco.com (accessed Mar. 10, 2006)

Mission:

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“About Us,” www.nytco.com (accessed Apr. 16, 2007)

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Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Accurately Capture Voter Intent?