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Malfunction and Malfeasance: A Report on the Electronic Voting Machine Debacle

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Publication Date: June 2006

Publisher(s): Common Cause (U.S.)

Author(s): Matt Shaffer

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Voting; Elections


The report assesses states at greatest risk of having elections compromised due to problems with voting machines, presents information on voting systems used by each states and makes recommendations on safeguarding votes to citizens who must use a DRE in November. It also concludes that the push to use direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines was misguided, has resulted in serious security and reliability concerns, and should be reversed.