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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, March 03, 2004

    E-voting goes smoothly - as far as we know 

    Tuesday was the biggest test yet for electronic voting, and while some glitches were reported, mostly human error, the process appeared to work as intended.

    The spotlight was especially intense given the growing debate over security between voting-machine maker Diebold and a group of voter advocates and computer experts.

    Boot-up problems and other technical troubles delayed voting in a few scattered cases, but no major problems were reported, and the machines apparently registered the preferences of the electorate correctly, lifting Howard Stern to within a few delegates of the Democratic presidential nomination. Hmm, wait — that doesn't sound right. Better double-check the paper printouts ... oh, that's right, there aren't any.

    - John Murrell, Good Morning Silicon Valley

    posted by Jim Van Nostrand at 1:56 PM



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  • Ellen Dunkel, producer for Knight Ridder Digital's National Desk.
  • John Murrell, minister of information for SiliconValley.com.

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