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General News    H3'ed 11/1/18

How Electronic-Voting-Machine Errors Reflect a Wider Crisis for American Democracy; By Sue Halper

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'How vote-flipping errors by electronic-voting machines risk, voter-I.D. laws, and long wait times further undermine the integrity of and public confidence in U.S. elections. Election-security experts, meanwhile, used the Texas problem with wrong votes,  to remind the public—yet again—how susceptible touch-screen voting machines are to error, especially because they often rely on outdated and unsupported software.The irony here is that these particular vote-flipping machines were deployed across the country in response to the monumental failure of punch-card voting machines during the 2000 Presidential election, when so-called hanging chads very likely resulted in the wrong man winning. Those machines are still in service, despite their well-documented problems. '

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