Controversy Over E-Voting Machines Escalates

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 21, 2004

From the Campaign for Verifiable Voting in Maryland:

  • “A cross-partisan group of registered Maryland voters announced today they will be filing a lawsuit against the Maryland State Board of Elections and its Administrator, charging that the new Diebold AccuVote-TS electronic voting machines recently purchased by Maryland fail to comply with both state and federal law. The lawsuit – to be filed on Thursday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court – would force state election officials to decertify the electronic machines until the manufacturer, Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems, remedies well-publicized security vulnerabilities in the new machines and institutes a voter-verified paper audit trail.” [a copy of the complaint, in pdf, is here]
  • Related news from California: “Attorneys warned firm [Diebold] that use of uncertified vote-counting software violated state law.” [Link]
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