Nov 06 2012

Electronic Voting Machines Still Unreliable, Pose Potential Problems

As voters cast their ballots today around the country, about 1 in 4, or 45 million voters will be entering their vote on an electronic machine which will not create a paper ballot. Electronic voting will be used exclusively in Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey and South Carolina and some machines will also be used in the swing states of Ohio, Florida and Colorado. With the problematic history of electronic voting machines in past elections, analysts are extremely wary of potential tampering and inadvertent errors. A federal lawsuit was filed yesterday by Bob Fitrakis, the editor of FreePress.org, alleging that untested software was installed on voting machines in Ohio in violation of State law.

GUEST: Rick Ungar, contributor to Forbes.com and the Washington Monthly

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  1. Shawn Woolardon 11 Dec 2012 at 12:36 am

    I’m still positive this system gets better in time. I guess specific refinements of the system will do great. Thanks for sharing!

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