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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:17 PM
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27. NYT: New Jersey Still Needs to Fix Its Electronic Voting
New Jersey was lucky to get through the 2008 election without a major voting machine scandal. But with the election for governor less than a year away, its about to tempt the fates once again.

In a report last month, a computer expert from Princeton University said that most of the states 10,000 voting machines could be hacked into in about seven minutes and that the machines were too insecure to use in New Jersey. He made the assessment in connection with a public interest groups lawsuit to block use of the machines.

The state used the machines anyway, and apparently got away with it.

Now it looks like dj vu may be just around the corner. State elections officials this month asked the Legisture to let them off the hook on a requirement that they equip each voting machine in the state with a printer in time for the gubernatorial election. By creating a paper trail of each vote, the printers would provide a way to confirm that the results they reported were accurate.

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