Local Democracy

Two videos on the vulnerability of touch screen and optical scan voting machines

Election Defense Alliance focuses on the need for verifiable, secure elections

Before you go to the polls, check out these two hair-raising videos on the insecurity of the 97% of votes that will be counted by computer on Election Day 2010. The second video looks at the weaknesses of the optical scan machines that are widely used in Massachusetts, noting that the scanned ballots are useless as a paper trail if no one picks up on the possibility that the software that scans them is corrupted.

More information on the problems of electronic vote counting and the need for hand-counted paper balloting can be found at at Election Defense Alliance's website.