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Florida Reveals It Lost Electronic Voting Records

28 July 2004 | DemocracyNow!

Keywords: electronic, voting, machines

In election news, The New York Times is reporting that almost all of the electronic voting records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost. The touch screen voting machines were used for the 2002 gubernatorial race. All of the data disappeared after two computer crashes last year making it impossible for an audit or recount.

The loss was discovered by the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition which claims the loss of data highlights the problem with electronic voting. An attorney with the group said “This shows that unless we do something now – or it may very well be too late – Florida is headed toward being the next Florida.”

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