Notes from the Electronic Cottage 08/03/06

Host: Jim Campbell

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently asked the question: “Was the 2004 election stolen?” No matter what your personal answer to that question, we all want our votes to count in future elections but the rollout of unproven and problematic electronic voting machine technology for the 2006 election makes a lot of pretty high end observers nervous about having every vote count. Listen here to understand why, and check out these recent reports on electronic voting machines for yourself: For the report of the National Academies of Science, go to: www.nap.edu/catalog/11704.html. For the recommendations of the Association for Computing Machinery, go to: www.acm.org/usacm/Issues/EVoting.htm. For the report of the Brennan Center for justice, go to: brennancenter.org/ and click on the aptly-named report on The Machinery of Democracy.

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