11 April 2005

Election reform speaker: Electronic voting out of hand

Laura Luxor - 04/11/05

While many Americans are intrigued by the idea of electronic voting, the process is out of control, creating an unhealthy democracy, experts said at the National Election Reform Conference.

Jonathan Simon, Harvard Law School graduate and author of While America Slept: The Theft of Election 2004 and the Death of American Democracy, told an audience of about 200 Saturday that losing control of voting systems puts citizens at risk of losing control of their government.

[...] Because of privatization, only the companies that own the electronic machines are able to know the outcomes, said Andy Stephenson, education director for Vote Trust USA.

[...] Larry English, an author from Mountain City, Tenn., who attended the National Election Reform Conference in Nashville this weekend, has conducted a major analysis of the 2000 presidential election. He proposes a ''Voter's Bill of Rights'' as a solution for election reform:


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