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House to consider e-voting reform bill

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote as early as Thursday on a bill that would require a paper record for electronic voting machines...

The Holt bill faces several obstacles to becoming law, said Matt Zimmerman, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which supports the bill.

"It is not at all clear whether the bill will pass or, even if it does, whether a substantively similar companion bill will then pass the Senate," Zimmerman wrote on the EFF blog. "Like it or not, with election officials arguing that they're running out of time to implement wholesale changes, this likely amounts to Congress' only attempt to make any serious improvements to the nation's election procedures ahead of the 2008 presidential election."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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