Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 7:33 pm

Ohio, Colorado: You can keep your machines. We don’t want them.

Filed under: Black-box voting — Lex @ 7:33 pm

The voting-machine industry’s long and mostly unsuccessful effort to prove its products aren’t utterly worthless if not corrupt has come a cropper this week as officials in both Ohio and Colorado are basically throwing them out. (h/t to Fred for the links)

As my friend David Allen has said (and likely would be saying now if his site weren’t down at the moment), how often do we have to be right before the politicians will listen? Touch-screen voting machines are unreliable (if not corrupt), the process that certifies them is riddled with flaws, and there are simpler and more accurate approaches readily availableĀ  that will, along with robust auditing and recount policies, ensure the highest probability of an accurate vote count.

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