President and Founder of California Voter Foundation
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"The problem with electronic voting systems is that they produce results that cannot be publicly verified. After a voter casts an electronic ballot on a touchscreen, there is no paper record of that ballot that is produced which the voter can verify to ensure his ballot was accurately captured by the machine... With e-voting systems, it's as if we're trying to eliminate fraud and error by eliminating the ability to detect it. It's like trying to solve your accounting problems by eliminating your accounting department."
"The Need for Transparent, Accountable and Verifiable U.S. Elections," presentation before the National Academy of Sciences, Dec. 9, 2004