RE: Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

From: Jordan Freeland <jordan_at_n3xnet_dot_uni_dot_cc>
Date: Fri Nov 05 2004 - 17:43:06 CST

Because of all these errors and problems with existing e-voting systems, the
e-voting idea in general is earning a bad reputation, which evidently does
not help the mission of the OVC. Come on, we have our nation's future in
the hands of the voting system!

I believe we're (we as in the United States) taking e-voting in the wrong
direction. In many states, precincts are not using a standardized and
stable voting system, but they're divided between many different types of
voting machines. Wouldn't it make more sense for each state to have a
common machine and system? I think it'd be more reliable if all votes are
stored and evaluated in a central database rather than each machine.
Obviously there are different architectures that can be used in e-voting
systems, but are we really taking the best approach?

E-voting definitely has a future, but not if all the machines are filled
with bugs.

- Jordan Freeland

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Keller [mailto:arthur@kellers.org]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 4:49 PM
To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
Subject: Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041105/ap_on_el_pr/votin
g_problems&cid=694&ncid=2043

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