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Opinion: Virginia should improve voting machines used to vote across the state

Opinion: Virginia should improve voting machines used to vote across the state

When citizens enter their polling stations on Election Day, they should know that the ballots they cast will be accurately recorded. Confidence in the results hinges in large measure on the trustworthiness of the voting process. Methods and equipment which undermine that confidence deserve our attention and warrant our concern. For instance, citizens are right to expect swift, appropriate action when votes cast for one candidate are tallied for his opponent, as happened last year in Virginia Beach. However, ensuring trust in our elections must go beyond removing outdated, problematic or unsecure machines. It should extend to an effort to modernize voting methods across the...

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