Court rejects U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines
Jeremy Milarsky - August 7 2004
A panel of state appellate court judges dismissed U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's lawsuit over touch-screen voting machines Friday, saying that while the right to vote is fundamental state officials don't need to guarantee a perfect voting system.
Wexler, D-Boca Raton, sued in both federal and state court to compel the state government to install paper receipts for Florida's ATM-style touch-screen machines. Fifteen counties -- including Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade -- currently use the electronic voting systems.
Wexler still has an active appeal in the federal court system.
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