Voting Machine Story Link Collection

A new, complete collection of articles and resources on this subject is available at the Commonweal Institute. Also see “Making the Integrity of Electronic Voting Into a National Issue“.

I put together a collection of voting machine stories and websites. Let me know if you know of other good articles or other resources on this subject.

My “What’s Wrong with this Picture?“, Seeing the Forest

Who makes the vote-counting machines?

“If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines”

To Register Doubts, Press Here, New York Times, May 15, 2003

New Voting Systems Assailed – Computer Experts Cite Fraud Potential, The Washington Post, March 27, 2003

Black Box Voting – Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century – a website dedicated to this issue.

Electronic Voting – Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D. – contains many links to websites and stories about this issue.

Diebold – The face of modern ballot tampering

American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Atrios on right-wing Christian Reconstructionists buying voting machine companies

Voter Fraud 2002: Death Stalks America’s Democracy (Includes a collection of links.)

Computerized Balloting is Taking Over Elections In Maryland–But Can We Trust the Results?

The Nightmare Scenario Is Here – Computer Voting With No Paper Trail


Can we trust the vote count anywhere? In any race? In any election?

Hagel’s ethics filings pose disclosure issue

Republican Manufactured Voting Machines Involved in Election Fraud

Votescam: The Stealing of America

Electronic voting system an invitation to trouble

Votescam in the Electronic Age

How to Rig a Touch Screen Voting Machine

HOW SAFE ARE OUR VOTING MACHINES? – Rage Against the Machine

The Real Scandal Is the Voting Machines Themselves

Area Democrats say early votes miscounted, Court hearing delayed as meeting planned on touch-screen problems

Vote Fraud in America

Lynn Landes’ analysis of the 2002 Elections

Voter News Service: What Went Wrong? and Sideshow’s essay linking to this.

Voting machines must provide a voter-verifiable audit trail – David Dill’s website about voter-verified audit trails and the recent hearings in Santa Clara County, CA. – with links to to other sites on the voting machine issue.

Computer ballot outfit perverts Senate race, theorist says. At The Register. Also read the reply.

Paranoid party rights in The Guardian.

Commonweal Institute’s Uncommon Denominator: “new computerized voting machines are vulnerable to tampering.”

Voting Machines: Vote Tampering in the 21st Century (NOT the same site as “Black Box Voting – Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century”)

Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project

If voters get a record of their ballot, they can check on the system. A San Jose Mercury News editorial today acknowledged the voting machines problem. 2/21/03

Board faces key decision on voting by computer – POTENTIAL FOR FRAUD WORRIES SUPERVISORS — The San Jose Mercury News front page story, 2/24/03

* Great resource!* – The Election Reform Information Project

Paperless Voting Machines Under Fire – Newsday, Feb. 25, 2003

Election Guardians

** Key Story — Scientists question electronic voting, SF Chronicle, March 3, 2003

Voting Technology, California Voter Foundation

Computer-Related Elections, Peter Neumann

Which Corporation Owns Your Vote over at AlterNet.

Election Fraud & Voting Machines – You can’t vote them out if you never voted them in. Cronus Connection

Are American elections fixed?

Britain to Launch Electronic Voting Systems — International Herald Tribune, April 20, 2003

Voters must have faith in the vote count,” by the chief elections officer, San Mateo County, California, San Jose Mercury News, May 19, 2003.