Monday, January 07, 2008

accurate voting machines are important, eh?

Computer voting machines - a bad, bad thing. Believe the computer experts, who almost to a man oppose entrusting our elections to such devices. This New York Times magazine article goes into the gory details.

Recall the 18,000 undervotes (13%) in the Congressional race in Sarasota in 2006 (the "recount" in a close race WASN'T a recount because there were no paper ballots - it was just a case of hitting "print" again). The computer crashes in Cuyahoga county in Ohio. These things aren't reliable and I haven't even touched on the prospect for malicious interference, intentionally hacking the computers to change the vote.



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