Emergency Bill Tries to Make Electronic Voting More Accurate, but Will It?
03 April 2008
Looking ahead to the fall election, a House bill lets states decide if they want to replace paperless voting systems - or just add printers.
Efforts to improve the machinery that will count the 2008 presidential vote fell prey to a classic Washington compromise on Wednesday, when a House committee approved a bill giving money to both opponents and supporters of controversial paperless electronic voting systems.
The "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008," or H.R. 5036, now goes to the House floor, where its goal is helping cities and counties create a "verifiable" paper trail and audits for individual votes cast for president and Congress.
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