Cyberwanderer’s Blog

February 4, 2008

Unverifiable e-voting on Super Tuesday

Filed under: Politics,U.S. — cyberwanderer @ 11:55 pm
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This news story “CBS: Little e-voting accountability on Super Tuesday” (from rawstory.com) quoted Democratic House Representative Rush D. Holt, Jr. (NJ-12) telling CBS that the results from electronic voting machines being used for Super Tuesday would be impossible to verify. Possible e-voting discrepancies have been brought up before, but Americans does not seem to be concern. While other countries are fighting with their lives to have democracy, Americans complacency have resulted in slow erosion of democracy and transparency in the U.S.

The good news is some states are now planning to to abandon e-voting machines.

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As California, Colorado and Florida join Ohio in plans already in place to abandon touch-screen voting machines, Rep. Holt proposes appropriating $500 million to states that wish to convert either to paper ballots, or electronic machines that also leave a paper trail. While it’s too late for such a change to take place for Super Tuesday’s vote, Holt would like for such an option to be available in time for the final presidential vote this November.
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rawvideo.com also has the video of CBS’s Evening News, broadcast on February 2, 2008.


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