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Why are people concerned about e-voting?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. Critics of e-voting fear there are ways to introduce fraud into the election procedure and that the fraud would be harder to track down than if it were connected to a paper trail. Specifically, the programmer of the software could write instructions to the computer wherein every fifth (or third, etc.) vote goes toward his own preferred candidate, regardless of whom the voter really chose. In addition, because states can purchase e-voting systems from different vendors who use various software systems, problems may crop up due to different systems that are not designed to work together. As a matter of fact, in the 2006 elections, voters used more than 15 different e-voting system models.

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