Friday, July 18, 2008

U.S. House Defeats Paper Ballot Funding

Michael Hardy writes on

The House rejected a bill last week that would have funded the purchase of paper ballots as a backup to electronic voting systems for the upcoming election.

The bill would have directed the Election Assistance Commission to establish a program to make the grants in time for the November vote.

Aviel Rubin, a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland and longtime skeptic of electronic voting, said he was disappointed by the House.

"It’s a real missed opportunity," he said. "I just hope we won’t be sorry in November."

More here.

Note: I humbly remind you of "Hacking Democracy". -ferg


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