Will they ever be safe?

The contentious issue of electronic voting machines just never seems to stop. Now the California Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, had come out and said that she isn’t at all sure these machines will ever be acceptable. Bowen believes strongly, as do many other voting experts, in the need for a paper trail so recounts can be made of any election. Hacker-proof systems are also needed, although voter fraud has not been a serious issue in recent elections, The old-fashioned optical scan systems are favored by Secretary Bowen, although the search continues for a foolproof electronic voting system for the future.

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