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Voting Machines: Gambling With Democracynew

Unreliable, buggy, prone to malfunction and open to potential tampering -- the rage against the machines has become impossible to ignore.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  10-06-2010  |  Politics

The Election's Already in the Bag: It's McCain, Stupid!new

I think the election is over. Signed, sealed, and delivered. With all due respect to Malcolm, McCain will take the presidency by all means necessary. There's just too much money to be made from war to give it all up just for the sake of "democracy." Of course, I might be wrong, and it’ll be the sweetest mistake of my life.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

Is Your Vote Safe?new

Complaints about possible fraud in electronic voting persist in Georgia and elsewhere. Experts point to "patches" in the software, improper procedures and differences between electronic vote counts and those obtained by exit polling or hand counts.
Metro Spirit  |  Joshua McCracken  |  10-08-2008  |  Policy Issues

Activists Say Voting-Machine Software Needs a Dry Run Before Novembernew

After a lengthy campaign to verify the tallies of electronic-voting machines, local activists may have finally found a testing method that elected officials believe in. Getting those officials to do something in time for the presidential election, however, is another matter.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Marty Levin  |  09-30-2008  |  Politics

Can Electronic Voting Save Democracy?new

Halifax elections are going hi-tech, but while elections officials hope internet voting is the cure for voter apathy, skeptics say it is a threat to democracy itself.
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Tim Bousquet  |  09-26-2008  |  Politics

Electile Dysfunction in Nevadanew

Surprisingly little has been made of Nevada's potential to become 2008's new national symbol for electoral chicanery.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Damon Hodge  |  09-26-2008  |  Politics

'Stealing America': Another Uplifting Tale on the Death of Democracynew

Stealing America documents what many people think happened the last few electoral contests. Namely, that the bedrock of American democracy was undermined by voting machines that have no system of checks and balances, no audit trail and no accountability whatsoever.
Dig Boston  |  David Day  |  09-03-2008  |  Reviews

Will Your Vote Count?new

Cuyahoga County implements a new electronic voting system, after wasting millions on a fantasy.
Cleveland Free Times  |  Charu Gupta  |  03-03-2008  |  Politics

Will Election Software be Reliable This Year?new

There's no doubt presidential election season is in full swing: Candidates are plowing through the primaries, supporters are forking over cash and voters are eager to cast their ballots. Most importantly: Election problems are a thing of the past. Or maybe not.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  01-24-2008  |  Politics

California's Election Redirectionnew

Monterey County switches to paper ballots.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  09-07-2007  |  Politics

Magic Numbersnew

This year's vote was as dirty as ever -- but in California, new Secretary of State Debra Bowen wants to clean up the system.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andrew Gumbel  |  11-17-2006  |  Politics

200 Reasons to Worrynew

When the city started looking for new voting machines, election officials traveled the country to see their options in action and went with the Danaher/Guardian Voting Systems ELECTronic 1242 model -- during this spring's primary, many malfunctioned.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Philip Tanfield  |  10-24-2006  |  Politics

Does Your Vote Count?new

Critics say Colorado's Boulder County is poised to waste millions on new voting equipment and possibly disenfranchise voters in the process.
Boulder Weekly  |  Grace Hood  |  01-10-2006  |  Civil Liberties

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