New Jersey lawmakers are considering whether the voting machines now used in the state should be replaced by a paper ballot system using electronic scanners. Princeton University computer science professor Andrew Appel says the voting machines are vulnerable to hacking. “So we should run our elections in a way that can detect and correct for computer hacking without having to put all our trust in computers. Therefore, we cannot use paperless touchscreen voting computers. They’re a fatally flawed technology.”
Danielle Root with the Center for American Progress told lawmakers that a paper ballot system would provide a reliable paper trail that can be checked against the official election outcome.
“Voter verifiable paper records such as paper ballots provide a record of voter intent which will exist even if voting machines are attacked and data are altered.”
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