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POLITICS: Demand For E-Vote Paper Trail Escalates

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 09:10 PM
Preservation and protection of the electronic voting process is being force fed to a US congress that is trying to ignore the issue by activist organizations. The activists also want to insure that public official are monitoring the process rather private vendors. This effort includes providing a paper trail, pledges from election officials and requiring vendors to provide software source code to the states using electronic voting.
Paper has become a big issue in the controversy over electronic voting machines. So activists in 19 states dumped a lot of it on election officials Tuesday as they delivered petitions bearing 350,000 signatures asking officials to mandate voter-verified paper audit trails for touch-screen voting machines in their states.

The Computer Ate My Vote campaign, led by MoveOn, TrueMajority and six other organizations, urged secretaries of state to follow California's lead and adopt measures for improving the integrity of elections this November. They also wanted to rally support for federal legislation that would require a paper trail on voting machines nationwide, which has been stalled in Congress for more than a year.

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The lack of independent validation and verification of electronic vote counting is a recipe for disaster. A great many americans did not vote in 2000 because they had no confidence in the voting process. This lack of confidence increased after the 2000 presidential election largely due to the hanging chad controversey. Any significant failure of the new electronic voting process in 2004 will eliminate all confindence in goverment at levels. It is better to continue with paper ballots than to screw up the e-vote in 2004.

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[edit on 7-14-2004 by Valhall]

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[edit on 7-14-2004 by Valhall]


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