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  • Thursday, September 09, 2004


    Voting machines and glitches

    "Sum of a Glitch" by Bev Harris in the Sept. 20, 2004 issue of In These Times goes over the concerns about the accuracy of voting machines. It's been said that this is one of the most underreported stories in our country. Whenever I read stories about voting machines, I always try to break down the sources for the story. In most mainstream press accounts, the spokespeople for the makers of the machines, who are often considered credible for some reason, usually say that the problems are not significant. "It didn't change the result." But it does, Blanche, it does. There are quite a few examples in this story and for many other stories. Do as the Ms. Harris did and enter "voting machines and glitch" into Google and get back about 9,330 hits. Here is one from Wired News. Here is one from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). A disturbing slice of our political system.

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