Comment: While I think it is still

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While I think it is still

While I think it is still relevant and necessary to maintain a paper trail of the votes (and for voters to be able to personally verify that their votes are counted), there is no reason why these electronic voting machines should be easily breached. There are several well-known and proven encryption techniques, data protocols, and error checking methods out their that even a computer science grad student could implement effectively. The entire e-commerce industry as well as network security companies stock their livelihoods on such methods.

If even a government commission can show that these machines are easily breached, those in charge of authorizing them are either ignorant or know exactly what these machines are capable of.

If they want to make electronic voting effective, I would recommend they look at some of the proven standards out their now and look into engineering publications and devise as near a foolproof machine as can be made.

In the mean time, the voter (short of getting legislation passed to improve voter transparency) must rely on strong exit polling conducted by the grassroots.