Friday, February 20, 2004 - Crashing The Vote

Crashing The Vote
Ben Cohen is a co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and president of, whose 400,000 members are urging secretaries of state to protect voters from computer voting glitches. Barbara Simons holds a Ph.D. in computer science and is a past president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

No one wants a repeat of the Florida election fiasco in 2000.

That's why both Republicans and Democrats in Congress joined together and passed the Help America Vote Act, which requires states to upgrade their electoral systems.

That's great, but the technology many states are turning to is seriously flawed, potentially undermining the good intentions of the new law.


Ben Cohen is a great American. Buy some of Ben's ice cream :p


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