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Saturday, October 30, 2004

it is not the hour for e-voting


More than 50 million Americans had been expected to vote this year on Direct Recording Electronic voting machines, or DRE's, as they're called.

With this system, the voter touches a box on a computer screen next to the name of the candidate selected. The vote is recorded on the computer's memory. After the Florida debacle, Congress authorized $3.9 billion for new electronic machines and ordered the states using old technology to upgrade. But once they were in service, 10 states, including California , reported problems.

PBS NewsHour - May 5, 2004
Electronic Voting

Includes both video and audio of the report (RealPlayer, Windows Media also supported).

Also see previous NewsHour report on Internet voting.
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