Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 5:49pm
Report finds shortcomings in Delaware vote tabulation process
A new report says Delaware's process for counting and verifying votes cast in elections is among the worst in the country.
The report from Common Cause, Rutgers Law School and a nonprofit called the Verified Voting Foundation was released last week.
The News Journal reports that the review faults Delaware for not using individual paper ballots as a backup to its computerized voting machines.
The researchers labeled voting systems in Delaware, Louisiana and Mississippi as "inadequate" - the worst rating possible. Thirty-one states were found to be "good" or "generally good."
State Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove says the state's voting machines can reproduce each individual ballot as cast, which she says is an adequate backup for the computer memory.
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