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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Voting Machines - Ready or Not

Article in the New-York Times.

"Whether or not the machines are ready for the election - or the electorate
ready for the machines - there is no turning back. In what may turn out to
be one of the most scrutinized general elections in the country's history,
nearly one-third of the more than 150 million registered voters in the
United States will be asked to cast their ballots on machines whose
accuracy and security against fraud have yet to be tested on such a grand


"Concerns over the security and accuracy of the machines have proved harder
to dispel, though, and they have not always come from the fringe.

At the end of June, two prestigious groups - the Brennan Center for Justice
at New York University School of Law and the Leadership Conference on Civil
Rights - issued a set of recommendations for technical upgrades and
procedures that they said could help shore up high-tech voting systems in
time for the November elections."


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