. Voting irregularities in three Florida counties that used electronic voting machines may have awarded as many as 260,000 votes to President George Bush in this month’s election, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Posted at
Voter-Verifiable Paper Ballots are an essential way to ensure that electronic voting is not flawed. In this case, there are no recounts possible, because there is no audit trail. While these discrepancies probably would not have changed the election results, they undermine people’s confidence is the one person, one vote system. Non-auditable systems should never have been implemented and must be replaced.