Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Not to mince words: November 2, 2004 was a low point in American technology. Let's get this straight: There is a current system that is the lifeblood of democracy, voting. There is a new technology, e-voting, that is being deployed, which has not been thoroughly system tested, not checked for security bugs, not even tested with the wide variety of users who must use the system (many of whom are computer illiterate, more of whom are computer skeptical). If this technology fails there is no way to determine the scope of its failure: There is no paper trail to…
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