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Are Those Electronic Voting Machines Working Yet?

MIT political science professor Charles Stewart III discusses electronic voting systems, and whether we can expect trouble this time around: "...there continue to be an unnerving number of cases where systems are shown to be unreliable. For instance, Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) recently..


MIT political science professor Charles Stewart III discusses electronic voting systems, and whether we can expect trouble this time around:"...there continue to be an unnerving number of cases where systems are shown to be unreliable. For instance, Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) recently reported that a bug in the software that accepts and counts election results from individual voting machines has a flaw that can result in some ballots being dropped from the system before they are counted. It's a stretch to call this a security problem, but it's not a stretch to call it a reliability problem."Nice try with the name change, Diebold. Also, does anyone understand why it's so hard to make reliable electronic voting systems? People around this office routinely run 5-10 big applications on Mac OSX without any problems. Software that tallies votes would seem to be way simpler.Photo of old people fumbling with electonic voting machine from Premier Election Solutions
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