Electronic Voting Machines: More troubles

In Maryland, the electronic voting machines were inoperable when polling places opened. It was human error, though: Plastic wallet sized cards needed ro operate the machines were forgotten and a scramble ensued. By the end of the day, election workers had voters casting on scraps of paper, sealed inside envelopes purchased at the local pharmacy. Despite the cases of security issues(once hacked by a monkey?!), electronic voting is here to stay. Unfortunately, it seems the machines are being phased in too quickly – without the necessary fallbacks to paper balloting systems when needed. Track the latest issues during the primaries at www.blackboxvoting.org.

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