I have been wary of e-voting machines for a while. I do not feel there is good evidence to say that intentional voter fraud has been committed, but I feel concerned about the potential of voter fraud being easier with e-voting machines, and I have concern about accidental glitches that could give false outcomes. I have never understood opposition to a paper trail and I feel like the majority of the public would feel safer with machines that left a paper trail. I remember watching some special on e-voting and the reporter was standing next to a new voting machine with the purpose of showing how they were supposed to work, and there was a second machine that they had rigged ahead of time with code to flip the results, demonstrating the problem. Ironically, though, the new machine had a glitch and right there on camera flipped the vote from one candidate to the other. Of course the rigged one did as well. I feel very strongly that the e-voting system is just not reliable enough as it currently stands to protect our voting rights. It is still happening. Here's part of a story from CNN: There are several things that really bug me about this story. First: Five voters is not a lot. But of course, that's just the voters who reported the problem. We have no way to know if some people just did not notice what had happened, or how many were perhaps too embarassed to report the problem, thinking it was their own mistake. Without knowing how every voter intended to vote and watching the machine as they cast their vote, local officials are just guessing when they say they were "isolated cases". Likewise: What?! How the hell do they know? Obviously, from the poll workers and the individuals involved we have reports that the machines were not functioning properly. A report comes in that their machines aren't functioning properly, and their response is to say, "we checked them, they work, and no one has cast an inaccurate vote" There is no way to know that no one has cast an inaccurate vote. They may all be accurate. Or maybe a lot of the votes recorded are inaccurate. The point is that this uncertainty, while never truly gone, is being exacerbated by their machines which aren't working properly. Voter error? That's not how it sounded based on the statements of the poll worker and the voters. And how do we have the secretary of state saying there is a problem and the clerk saying there is not a problem. That in and of itself is a problem. These e-voting machines are just an abomination to democracy as they now stand. Until they get a paper trail in e-voting machines and make them more secure and reliable, we the voters should demand they provide alternative voting methods. When you have major elections-presidential elections- close enough to be decided by a relatively small amount of votes one way or the other, having machines that have been known to record a vote total with 3 times the number of ballots cast as there are voters in the precinct, it is unacceptable.