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Diebold's Voting Problem gets Bill

Security issues have been dogging Deibold, the nation’s primary supplier of computer-based voting systems. To counter allegations of insecurity, the company has taken an aggressive stance, going so far as to have a website that published internal security memos taken offline. To counter the possibility of a digital redux of Florida during elections 2004, Rep. Rush Holt (D - New Jersey) has drafted a bill (H.R. 2239) that would require ATM-like receipts to be printed and paper copies to be stored for recounts. It should be noted that this bill would catch voting discrepancies (if there are any) through the use of random manual recounts (paper receipts) of .5% of domestic and .5% of overseas jurisdictions.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at September 29, 2003 2:41 PM