Technology Review says that “Some states — including swing states — are more vulnerable to glitches that could tip the election. But the lack of a paper backup means such errors can go undetected.”
- The States with the Riskiest Voting Technology, By Mike Orcutt, Technology Review (October 31, 2012).
Next Tuesday’s presidential election will likely be extremely close, magnifying the potential impact of vote-counting errors. So it could be problematic that several states rely on computerized voting machines that don’t print out a paper record that can be verified by voters and recounted by election officials if necessary.
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