Thursday, September 21, 2006

Dobbs: Voting machines put U.S. democracy at risk

Voting problems are being revealed in Ohio, Illinois and Maryland that raise serious concerns of accurately counting votes. It appears that 8 out of 10 Americans will be using an electronic voting machine this Fall and problems persist. Lou Dobbs, in a recent article http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/19/Dobbs.Sept20/index.html tries to raise the level of concern.
 
"Congress and the White House need to immediately take steps to assure the integrity of electronic voting with paper trails that could be audited in any recount, or provisions must be made for paper ballots if the reliability of e-voting cannot be assured before November 7.

"When voters lose confidence in our elected representatives, we can vote the bums out. But what is the recourse if American voters lose confidence in our electoral system?"

 

 

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