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Why don't politicians understand the perils of electronic voting?

By Joyce Webster Kachergis
Posted Saturday, January 14, 2006

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One wonders why as doubts have grown about the reliability of electronic voting, some of its loudest defenderts have been state and
local election officials. This while computer scientists, who understand the technology better than anyone else, have been outspoken about the perils of electronic voting, and good government groups, like Common Cause, have increasingly mobilized grass-roots opposition.

Please note the poll taken at the recent meeting where nearly 4 to 1 of the people in the audience, made up of Chatham County citizens,
voted against the electronic voting machines.

It is yet to be seen whether the County Commissioners will be responsive to the voters of Chatham County or to the electronic voting machine companies.

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