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Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned


February 24, 2020

Matt Rourke – Associated Press

Steve Marcinkus, an investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrated the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia in June.

In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year's election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even worse problems.

But instead of choosing simple, hand-marked paper ballots that are most resistant to tampering because paper cannot be hacked, many are opting for pricier technology that computer security experts consider almost as risky as earlier discredited electronic systems.


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