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Forward to the Past: Junk the Machines, Count Votes Manually

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  1. Peter Ventura, "ATM Theft", Nov. 22, 2000
  2. Tracy Campbell, "Deliver the Vote:"A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition", Carroll & Graf, 2005
  3. Stephen H. Unger, "E-Voting: Big Risks for Small Gains: Problems", Feb 5, 2007.
  4. Douglas W. Jones, "Voting on Paper Ballots", University of Iowa Computer Science Department
  5. Sheila Parks, "On-Site Observations of the Hand-Counting of Paper Ballots and Recommendations for the General Election of 2008"
  6. Anthony Stevens, Hand Counting Paper Ballots, Address to Democracy Fest Annual National Convention, June 10, 2007
  7. Stephen H. Unger, "E-Voting: Big Risks for Small Gains: Cost", Feb 5, 2007.
  8. Sally Adee, "The Hunt for the Kill Switch", IEEE Spectrum, May, 2008, pp.34-39.
  9. Stephen H. Unger, "E-Voting: Big Risks for Small Gains: Problems", Feb 5, 2007.
  10. Kim Zetter, "CA Releases Results of Red-Team Investigation of Voting Machines: All Three Systems Could Be Compromised",, July 27, 2007
  11. Kim Zetter, "NY: 50 Percent of Sequoia Voting Machines Flawed",, July 14, 2008
  12. Lawrence Norden, et al, , "The Machinery of Democracy: Protecting Elections In An Electronic World" Brennan Center Report, June 28, 2006, see Rec. 6, p. 90
  13. Carlos Campos , "GA: Voting machine firm hires ex-elections director", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 23, 2006
  14. "The Disability Lobby and Voting", NY Times Editorial, June 11, 2004
  15. Brad Friedman, "Blind and Disabled Voter Advocates, Groups Call for 'Immediate Ban' of Dre Voting Systems!", Brad Blog, 3/14/2007
  16. Stephen H. Unger, "The Great Sarasota Undervote Mystery", July 3, 2007


For more on e-voting see

  • "E-Voting: Big Risks for Small Gains",
  • "E-Voting: A Closer Look"
  • "The Great Sarasota Undervote Mystery"

    Comments can be sent to me at unger(at)cs(dot)columbia(dot)edu

  • Originally posted at the Computer Science webpage at Columbia University.

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    I am a recently retired Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. (Also was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the same university.and a faculty member in the Computer Engineering Program, jointly administered by the CS and EE Departments.)  Here is some further information about me.

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