Ohio dumps electronic voting

Electronic voting is out and optical scan voting is in here in Ohio.
Since the General Assembly had already votd to require a paper trail for electronic voting machinss so the decision is really a money one and not a vote verification one. Either way they won’t be depending on computers for the vote totals. The money Ohio has received from the feds can cover the cost of optical machines but not the more expensive electronic machines.
I like this decision. I’ve never been too worked up over the potential fraud and verification problems of electronic voting but it’s always seemed like overkill to me. So long as it can be properly recounted and there aren’t problems like chads falling out of the ballots with handling I’m all for it.
Michael Meckler has some thoughts on the issue.

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