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General News    H4'ed 1/13/19

Georgia Poised To Pick Vulnerable Barcode Voting Technology

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Is this the direction Georgia is heading with its elections?!
Is this the direction Georgia is heading with its elections?!
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Meanwhile, Kemp’s new deputy chief of staff just happens to be a   lobbyist for ES&S, Georgia’s current voting machine vendor , which just happens to have a touchscreen barcode system that it wants to sell to the state of Georgia. These systems just happen to cost about   $70 million more than hand-marked paper ballots and scanners , while causing the many problems discussed above. And ES&S just happens to have donated $30,000 to help elect Republicans to state office . This is every bit as terrible as it seems.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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