Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - California lawsuit challenges e-voting

Up to 18 counties asked to add safeguards
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Posted: 11:29 AM EST (1629 GMT)

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- Two weeks before California's presidential primary, a group alleging widespread security holes in electronic voting machines has asked a judge to make counties install new safeguards.

Citizens from four counties requested a temporary restraining order Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court.

They asked that up to 18 counties using machines made by Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems add more safeguards to protect them against hackers.

Court officials scheduled a hearing for Wednesday on that issue and an accompanying lawsuit seeking to stop the state and Diebold from using "insecure" voting machines.



I have decided that this issue will be my focus up to the 04 Election since I feel strongly that the new touch screen machines are the single greatest threat to democracy which we CAN affect.



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