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Teresa Hommel, JD Biography

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

“Electronic voting systems were designed to conceal errors and fraud (without a voter-verifiable paper audit record, there is no way to independently confirm that the computer has worked correctly). Hundreds of documented failures show that they don’t work, and are unmanageable for Boards of Elections, poll workers, and voters. Electronic voting systems are defended by sophistry, lies, and focus on wrong issues.”

Ms. Hommel in a June 1, 2006 email to See the full text (PDF) of her statement.

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Over 20 years experience as a computer programmer and programming instructor
  • Wrote voting machine simulation computer program called “Fraudulent Voting Machine”
  • Chairwoman, Task Force on Election Integrity, Community Church of New York
  • Testified about electronic voting systems before several legislative bodies including the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, New York State Task Force on HAVA, Government Operations Committee of the New York City Council, and Government Administration and Elections Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1971
  • JD, New York University
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Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Provide More Rapid Results Than Other Types of Voting Systems?
  2. Are Electronic Voting Machines More Susceptible to Fraud Than Other Types of Voting Machines?