Problems With E-Voting in Florida

We’re being prepared for another exciting election in Florida:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A computer crash that forced a pre-election test of electronic voting machines to be postponed was trumpeted by critics as proof of the balloting technology’s unreliability.

The incident in Palm Beach County – which is infamous for its hanging and pregnant chads during the 2000 presidential election – did not directly involve the touch-screen terminals on which nearly one in three U.S. voters will cast ballots on Election Day.

But critics of the ATM-like machines said it proved how fickle any computer-based voting system can be and highlighted the need for touch-screens to produce paper records.

Here’s an idea: Punch the cards all the way through!

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