Friday, May 14, 2004

Members of Congress ask GAO to investigate e-voting

By Michael Hardy, Federal Computer Week, May 13, 2004


Thirteen members of the House of Representatives have asked the General Accounting Office to investigate electronic voting and the security and reliability of voting machines.

In a letter sent today to Comptroller General David Walker, the members write that the topic concerns "a critical aspect of American democracy — the ability of Americans to have confidence that the votes they cast in an election will be counted accurately and fairly."


Government Reform Committee chair Tom Davis (R-Va.) and ranking minority member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), signed the letter, as did Judiciary Committee chair F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisc.) and ranking minority member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.)

The other signers are:

* William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)

* John Larson (D-Conn.)

* Doug Ose (R-Calif.)

* Todd Russell Platts (R-Pa.)

* Adam Putnam (R-Fla.)

* Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

* Robert Scott (D-Va.)

* Christopher Shays (R-Conn.)

* Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio)

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