“Just over six weeks before the nation holds the first general election in which touch-screen voting will play a major role, specialists agree that whatever the remaining questions about the technology’s readiness, it is now too late to make any significant changes.
Whether or not the machines are ready for the election – or the electorate ready for the machines – there is no turning back. In what may turn out to be one of the most scrutinized general elections in the country’s history, nearly one-third of the more than 150 million registered voters in the United States will be asked to cast their ballots on machines whose accuracy and security against fraud have yet to be tested on such a grand scale [...]”
SOURCE: NY Times [free reg. required]