There is a washingtonpost.com – Live Online question/answer thing coming up. I submitted this question:
I have to say it matters little to me what anyone TELLS me about an electronic voting machine. If I can not see for myself that a machine recorded my vote and other votes correctly, then the election is not legitimate in my eyes, period. Why should I have to accept ANY other person’s word that the machines are secure, working, etc.? Why can’t it just print a ballot that I SEE FOR MYSELF, and that I place into a ballot box, and that can be looked at to verify that the machines reported accurate tabulations? And who in their right mind ever accepted these machines that do not do that?
There is no reason to accept the results from any election conducted with these machines.