More Electronic Voting Screwups
from the uh...-not-good dept
More and more reports are coming out about e-voting screwups… with no possible way to repair the damage. Yet, e-voting proponents still insist no paper trail is needed. Ed Felten would like them to explain why a paper trail wasn’t needed in North Carolina where election officials say 12,000 votes were “lost” when their e-voting machines were not updated with the proper software. Apparently, it was an easy issue to fix, but because no one bothered to actually fix it, the machines simply did not record any votes after 10am. Obviously, a paper trail would have been a simple and effective way to counter that. Yet, people still say a paper backup trail is a waste?