VOTING MACHINES….New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt is sponsoring legislation that would require that all voting machines produce a paper record that could be used in case of a recount. It sounds like a good bill. Suspicions of chicanery aside, I’ve worked in the software industry way too long not to know that software glitches happen all the time. There needs to be a paper trail in case of software error.

I still think that mark sense ballots are probably the best idea, but it looks like the electronic ballot express has too much momentum to stop. Requiring a paper record is a good second best.

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