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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Thursday, February 19, 2004

    Hackers at the election booth? 

    Remember the pregnant chad? The hanging chad? The dimpled chad?

    Could the potentially hackable electronic voting machine be the election fiasco of the year?

    Florida voters - yes, Florida voters - have been told that it's ''extremely unlikely'' they will be able to check their machine-vote ballots against a paper printout before leaving the polls in November.

    Secretary of State Glenda Hood insisted that voters have every reason to remain confident in electronic voting machines, despite rising worries across the nation that such machines are susceptible to computer hackers who could possibly alter the outcome of an election.

    Similarly, in California, a Sacramento County judge rebuffed an attempt to impose new safeguards on 19 counties that use electronic voting equipment.

    "The petitioners have failed to provide any evidence of an actual threat," Cadei said at the close of Wednesday's hearing. "At this point it is merely speculative."

    On the other hand, Internet voting apparently went smoothly for more than 46,000 people who voted that way in Michigan. No, they weren't mostly young people. And no, they tended not to be Deaniacs.

    -Ellen Dunkel, Knight Ridder Digital

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 2:01 PM



    This blog is compiled and edited by:

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