Democratic House Representative Rush D. Holt, Jr. (NJ-12) talks to CBS about the lack of accountability put on electronic voting machines whose results are impossible to verify.
As California, Colorado and Florida join Ohio in plans already in place to abandon touch-screen voting machines, Rep. Holt proposes appropriating $500 million to states that wish to convert either to paper ballots, or electronic machines that also leave a paper trail. While it’s too late for such a change to take place for Super Tuesday’s vote, Holt would like for such an option to be available in time for the final presidential vote this November.
“I think lots of states are finding that they’re not getting everything they bargained for,” adds Doug Chapin of Pew Charitable Trusts’ electionline.org. “And, in many cases, not getting what they paid for.”
This video is from CBS’s Evening News, broadcast February 2, 2008.
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