Post Tagged with: "voting machine"

A Florida elections official looks at "hanging chads" in the 2000 election.

HARE: Taking a look at the “illusory recount”

By Eleanor Hare, special to Statehouse Report | Before the widespread use of digital computers, we cast our votes on hand-marked and hand-counted paper ballots. The meaning of recount was unambiguous. Both counting and recounting were done by people. Now that computers have replaced hand -counting, we need to reevaluate procedures used to count and recount the vote.

by · 10/14/2016 · Commentary, My Turn
NEWS: Protecting the vote in South Carolina

NEWS: Protecting the vote in South Carolina

By Bill Davis, senior editor | Despite growing national and state alarms about the integrity of the voting process, the S.C. State Election Commission insists its aging voting system is safe and works so well the state can put off buying new voting machines for a few years.

This is the same state agency that in 2015 asked the state for nearly $42 million to replace thousands of voting machines purchased for $34 million in 2004 with federal money.

This is also the same agency that in the wake of a joint legislative committee report did a reversal to look for ways to extend the current machines life-cycle for up to six years.

by · 09/02/2016 · 2016, News
TOP FIVE:  On judges, 2016 race, summer programs, deficits, voting machines

TOP FIVE: On judges, 2016 race, summer programs, deficits, voting machines

In recent news that you might have missed, check out these stories on how courts are calling out state lawmakers; Hillary Clinton’s projected electoral vote lead; a powerful photo essay on summer programs — and the lack of them — in South Carolina; how states might face deficits; and hacks to voting machines.

by · 08/19/2016 · News, Top Five