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February 2003 Archive
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There was no show this week due to WBAI fund raising.
Santa Clara County faces key decision on electronic ballots Mercury News. February 24, 2003. We did a show on the potential fraud problems when using computer based voting machines. Scientists spoke up in Silicon Valley, where the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors delayed buying 5,000 ATM-like machines after hearing their concerns. National experts on computer security have raised questions about the validity of elections run on touch-screen machines, which currently don't produce a paper record a voter can use to check that the machine has recorded decisions accurately. The voting machine vendors have offered to install a paper audit system at no extra cost if Santa Clara becomes the first jurisdiction nationally to require it.