Saturday, January 05, 2008

Those mysterious, treacherous e-voting machines...

From The NY Times via :

Can You Count On These Machines?

Clive Thompson, The New York Times, reports: "As the primaries start in New Hampshire this week and roll on through the next few months, the erratic behavior of voting technology will once again find itself under a microscope. In the last three election cycles, touch-screen machines have become one of the most mysterious and divisive elements in modern electoral politics.

Introduced after the 2000 hanging-chad debacle, the machines were originally intended to add clarity to election results. But in hundreds of instances, the result has been precisely the opposite: they fail unpredictably, and in extremely strange ways."

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