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

“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


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