New Jersey: Lawmakers want to require ‘paper trail’ for voting machines | NJ.com

A group of state lawmakers wants to re-enforce an old requirement that voting machines in New Jersey produce a paper trail. A bill introduced in the state Assembly would require new voting machines purchased or leased after its passage to produce a paper record of each vote cast. A law passed more than a decade ago requiring hard copies of vote tallies was later suspended for lack of funding. The bill’s sponsors said in a statement that electronic machines that produce a paper record are now more widely commercially available. 

Debates over the prevalence of voter fraud came to the fore during the last presidential election, with President Donald Trump insisting even after winning the electoral college that his popular vote loss was due to illegal immigrants voting.

… Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer), one of the sponsors, has long criticized the New Jersey’s voting infrastructure, filing a lawsuit in 2004 looking to force the state to upgrade to more secure systems.

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