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NewsForge: A Little Good News About Electronic Voting

Nov 02, 2004, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

" The two years leading up to today's U.S. presidential election have not been good for electronic voting, which is estimated to tally, or at least attempt to tally, about 30 percent of all U.S. votes, or an estimated 50 million ballots. The failures of voting machines and the software they run has been rivaled only by inadequate federal and state election certification procedures that allowed questionable technology to be carrying, or possibly corrupting, American votes. However, after all of the frozen voting terminals, lost software loads, mysteriously found machines, and vendors' efforts to keep it all hushed, there is some good news on e-voting.

"No, it's not that it will all be over after today. Actually, it's the exact opposite: in the eyes of e-voting experts, it all begins after November 2, or whenever the election is decided, as the process of evaluating electronic voting is conducted more vigorously and thoroughly this time..."

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