Pennsylvania sued over electronic voting machines

Voter advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to stop Pennsylvania counties from using "paperless" electronic voting machines, saying that such systems leave no paper record that could be used in the event of a recount, audit or other problem.
The suit asks the state's Commonwealth Court to decertify machines used in 58 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties...."Whatever the initial promise may have been for electronic voting, we now know ... that they are ... Full Story »

Posted by Lynn Caporale
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Subjects: Politics
Topics: Election Reform
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Posted by: Posted by Lynn Caporale - Aug 16, 2006 - 6:56 AM PDT
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Edited by: Ezra Fox - Aug 17, 2006 - 2:59 PM PDT

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Lynn Caporale
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by Lynn Caporale - Oct. 1, 2008

This is a straightforward report of a suit to stop the use in Pennsylvania of voting machines that lack a voter-verifiable paper trail, put in the national context of similar lawsuits around the country. The final two paragraphs are a reassuring quote from the State followed by a counter-argument from the advocacy group that brought the suit, the standard "he said, she said" format. The reader could use more information that would enable us to evaluate these two statements [as opposed to just let us know of the existence of a controversy], although I understand that space limitations might have constrained the AP reporter.

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Lisa Flay
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by Lisa Flay - Oct. 1, 2008

The article has addressed the issue of problems with regards to no paper trail for elections. It's a straight forward story, that, like so many others, should be followed.

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