Touch Screen Voting – paper trail needed

We wrote about it on August 31 (Red, White & Screwed). Others in blogosphere have been concerned for months over the touch screen voting machines that leave no paper trail.

Now Fox News – “Fair & Balanced” – is investigating the possibility of such machines being hacked – see YouTube clip. Princeton students found a way to hack into the voting machines without being discovered.

The Washington Post also wrote this weekend on the issue (Major Problems at Polls Feared). They wrote:

“In the Nov. 7 election, more than 80 percent of voters will use electronic voting machines, and a third of all precincts this year are using the technology for the first time. The changes are part of a national wave, prompted by the federal Help Vote Act of 2002 and numerous revisions of state laws, that led to the replacement of outdated voting machines with computer-based electronic machines, along with centralized databases of registered voters and other steps to refine the administration of elections.”


RO NOTE: Now that mainstream media is on the issue, you can expect some action.