Monday, August 06, 2007

California Decertifies Flawed Election Equipment

Cool note from the EFF - after a detailed review the State of California has decertifed several electronic voting system vendors. This is great news! Canadians use paper ballots that are counted by hand, this simple system is very difficult to defraud and the counts are quick and easy, all managed by an independent central federal voting authority. In the US votes are managed by hundreds of individual authorities (counties, states etc.) and they are not independent - the returning officers have political affiliations. The more that this kind of technology is called into question in the US the less likely that some policy wonk in Canada will get an idea that it would be good for us! See more at: EFF: DeepLinks

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