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Florida Acts to Eliminate Touch-Screen Voting

Published: Tue 8 May 2007 09:59 AM
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Florida Acts to Eliminate Touch-Screen Voting System
By Terry Aguayo and Christine Jordan Sexton
The New York Times
Friday 04 May 2007
Miami - Florida legislators voted on Thursday to replace touch-screen voting machines installed in 15 counties after the troubled 2000 presidential election here with a system of optical scan voting.
The new system is scheduled to be running in time for the 2008 presidential election.
The move is the nation's biggest repudiation of touch-screen voting, which was embraced after the 2000 recount as a way to restore confidence that every vote would count. But the reliability of touch-screen machines has increasingly come under scrutiny, as has the difficulty of doing recounts without a paper trail.
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