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Thursday, November 04, 2004


The unheralded victor in the just-passed presidential election is the electronic voting machine.

Despite all the stated fears, the nightmare scenarios projected, and the army of lawyers waiting to litigate, the electronic voting machines worked very well in the election. An occasional minor glitch here and there, but nothing as bad as the voting machine and paper ballot problems of the past. The electronic voting machines gave a quick, accurate, and honest result, assuring the survival of American democracy. They have set the standard for future elections.

All in all, a triumph for information technology.

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