The demise of touch-screen voting is sad.
To me, it seems the problems with touch-screen voting are being completely obfuscated. Computerized voting is not
a less accurate way to collect, compile, calculate, or present voting results. You just have to put money into redundancy, know what your security metrics are, and for the very love of god, enable the ability to produce a paper trail. If my bank's ATM machine can do it why is it supposedly so impossible for a voting machine to?
I'm all for re-tooling the existing machines because doing so should be easy. Re-tool them to produce said paper trails. Re-tool them to be more secure (though, in actuality, no one seems to have yet provided any credible example of much insecurity
in the first place). But I'm not for going backwards to where people can easily disappear entire bins of paper ballots
Honestly, I think there is a force out there somewhere that wants to bury any chance our society has of developing an easy and accountable voting process. Electronic voting should have been the best anti-fraud solution ever implemented. And online voting? Stop pretending banks and other major financial institutions have not already worked out managing online security threats. If people haven't lost millions of dollars in raw cash in all the time, say, Bank of America has let people look up their checking balance online, voting for Bush or Clinton online shouldn't pose any exceptionally