View Full Version : Ohio Dumps E-Voting

01-13-2005, 05:36 PM
Ohio may be the home of Diebold, the most prominent manufacturer of touch-screen voting machines, but the Buckeye State is jumping off the e-voting bandwagon, at least for now. Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell ordered all counties to be using optical-scan machines (which provide paper ballots) by next November's election, the Toledo Blade reported Thursday. Blackwell, who had threatened to pull the plug on e-voting machines prior to the presidential election, said he was acting because not one of the machines is "certified under Ohio's standards and rules." A lot of Democrats are probably wishing he had pulled the trigger a bit sooner.
-- Tony Long

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