Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Election Reform Advocates Call for Paper Back-Up
WISHTV.com (Indiania) - LINK

By Rick Dawson and Loni Smith McKown
I-Team 8

An I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered concerns about the accuracy, reliability and security of new voting machines. Now there's new information that could affect the presidential election in the fall.

This spring, the federal government plans to hand out $2.3 billion to states for new voting equipment. I-Team 8 told you who's getting rich: a few companies with partisan ties. We showed you that voting machines don't always count correctly and many times there's no way to recount votes. Plus, we found there are no safeguards to protect against tampering. Wait until you hear the latest.

In a protest called "The Computer Ate My Vote," Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream is calling for change.

“It is an abomination that in this, the richest, most technologically advanced democracy in the world, we don't seem to be able to install voting machines which will guarantee the credibility of our presidential election in 2004,” said Cohen.



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