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Electronic voting machines: Should feds get involved?

The New York Times is in support of requiring election boards to use electronic voting machines that use optical-scan voting. The Times notes, "With optical scans, voters fill out a paper ballot that is then read by computer — much like a standardized test." How do you think this bill would go over in Ohio?

Pew Study: 2008 Electorate Most Diverse Yet

By Dan Balz
WashingtonPost.com

Posted at 6:34 PM ET on Apr 30, 2009
 

A new study by the Pew Research Center found that participation rates among African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans all rose between 2004 and 2008, leaving the share of the electorate accounted for by white voters at an all-time low of 76.3 percent.

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