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  • E-voting systems only as reliable as the paper trail they produce

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Electronic voting machines introduce many problems and, without accompanying paper records, are not as reliable as paper ballots
  • E-voting results: Trust, but verify

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    Technology and process improvements implemented since the controversial 2000 presidential election have made electronic voting machines more secure and reliable, the Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project said in a recent report.
  • States rebut RNC complaints about e-voting systems

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    In a sign of increasing anxiety anxiety there is over the use of electronic voting machines, the Republican National Committee this week alleged problems with e-voting machines in six states that use them for early voting.
  • States rebut RNC complaints about e-voting systems

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    In a sign of increasing anxiety anxiety there is over the use of electronic voting machines, the Republican National Committee this week alleged problems with e-voting machines in six states that use them for early voting.
  • E-voting system awards election to wrong candidates in Florida village

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month.
  • E-voting: How secure is it?

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Election fraud and vote tampering is as old as government. Before the American Revolution, most voting was done by voice. Voters would call out their pick for all to hear, which lead to intimidation and other nefarious tactics by those hoping to impact election results. The creation of the secret ballot was an improvement, but brought with it another host of possible modes of manipulation. In a quote that is now famous in American history, corrupt politician and Tammany Hall leader Boss Tweed often told constituents to 'vote early, and often.'
  • Texas county scrambles to replace e-voting machines destroyed in fire

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Officials in Harris County, Texas are scrambling to find replacement e-voting machines for this year's gubernatorial elections after a fire destroyed all 10,000 machines scheduled for use this fall.
  • Estonia to use mobile phones to simpify e-voting

    Posted December 15, 2008 - 12:40 pm

    A decision in the Estonian parliament has opened the door for mobile phones to be used for authenticating voters in its 2011 election.
  • Site tracking voting problems has glitch of its own

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 2:46 pm

    The EFF's OurVoteLive.org Web site was clobbered Tuesday morning by Web traffic, as people logged on to view reports of election flaws.
  • Electronic voting could work

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 8:47 am

    There have been a rash of email scams related to the election. Besides the usual nonsense viral emails that describe the candidate of your choice as the boogeyman, complete with “absolute proof” that they eat babies and are BFFs with Osama bin Laden, there are some more dangerous ones floating around.
  • Voters allege e-voting machines switching votes

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 4:39 pm

    A handful of early voters in West Virginia have complained that electronic voting machines there switched their votes, but voting officials and the e-voting vendor discounted the problem.
  • Electronic voting report: Several states still vulnerable

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 4:46 pm

    Several U.S. states still are not doing all they can to ensure the accuracy of votes over electronic voting machines and 10 states received inadequate grades in three of four categories of safeguards, a report from three voting security advocacy groups said.
  • E-voting vendor: Programming errors caused dropped votes

    Posted August 22, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    An major electronic voting system vendor has changed its story in an attempt to explain how its machines dropped hundreds of votes in Ohio's March primary elections, saying it was a programming error, not the fault of antivirus software.
  • Ohio official sues e-voting vendor for dropped votes

    Posted August 8, 2008 - 3:56 pm

    Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has filed a lawsuit against an electronic-voting machine vendor, saying the vendor should pay damages for dropped votes in the state's March primary election.
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