Voting Without Quality Assurance or Auditability

Ed Felten in Freedom to Tinker: Flaky Voting Technology cites
Washington Post: Fairfax Judge Orders Logs Of Voting Machines Inspected
regarding yet another specific example of a buggy or fraudulent voting machine in action, and concludes:

You could hardly construct a better textbook illustration of the importance of having a voter-verifiable paper trail. The paper trail would have helped voters notice the disappearance of their votes, and it would have provided a reliable record to consult in a later recount. As it is, we’ll never know who really won the election.

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