"Beware of the national elections...There is no salvation in them for you—only false promises." —Hon Elijah Muhammad
Could the 2016 Election Be Stolen with Help from Electronic Voting Machines? | Democracy Now!
Harvey Wasserman of Columbus, Ohio, has been a vocal critic of electronic voting machines. He co-wrote the book, "What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election." His upcoming book is titled "The Strip & Flip Selection of 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft." We talk to him about his concerns for the upcoming presidential race.
The big 2016 danger may be electronic voting machines « Hot Air
We have less than five months before the primary voting begins and, perhaps more to the point, less than 14 until the general election. The clock is ticking for the candidates, of course, but it’s also counting down for the infrastructure which will handle the tedious chore of counting all the votes. In many states, election officials are taking a very worried look at the no longer newfangled electronic voting machines which were put in place after the hanging chad debacle of the 2000 election and finding them unready for the task. (Politico)States ditch electronic voting machines | TheHill
With many electronic voting machines more than a decade old, and states lacking the funding to repair or replace them, officials have opted to return to the pencil-and-paper voting that the new technology was supposed to replace.Washington Journal Viewer Calls | Video | C-SPAN.org
Nearly 70 percent of voters will be casting ballots by hand on Tuesday, according to Pamela Smith, president of election watchdog Verified Voting.
"Paper, even though it sounds kind of old school, it actually has properties that serve the elections really well," Smith said.
It’s an outcome few would have predicted after the 2000 election, when the battle over “hanging chads” in the Florida recount spurred a massive, $3 billion federal investment in electronic voting machines.
States at the time ditched punch cards and levers in favor of touch screens and ballot-scanners, with the perennial battleground state of Ohio spending $115 million alone on upgrades.
Smith said the mid-2000s might go down as the “heyday” of electronic voting.
Since then, states have failed to maintain the machines, partly due to budget shortfalls.
Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “Campaign 2016: Are you an ‘angry’ voter?”Washington Journal News Headlines Viewer Calls | Video | C-SPAN.org
Open Phones News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “Campaign 2016: Are you an ‘angry’ voter?”