posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 07:16 PM
A bedrock of democracy is making sure that every vote counts. The counting of votes needs to be transparent so people can trust that their vote is
counted as they cast it. Paperless electronic voting on touch screen machines does not provide confidence to ensure votes are counted the way voters
intend. The software on which votes are counted is protected as a corporate trade secret and the software is so complex that if malicious code was
embedded no analysis could discover it. Further, because there is no voter verified paper record, it is not possible to audit the electronic vote for
accuracy, nor is it possible to conduct an independent recount. This Primary Day six million voters will be voting on paperless electronic voting
machines. This is a grotesquely designed, over-complicated expensive system fraught with the potential for mistakes and undetected fraud.