Article says optical-scan machines are easier to use than 'full-face' DREs
By Winter Patriot on 8/28/2006, 7:23pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Sewell Chan, writing in today's New York Times, explains that a "full-face" voting system is one which shows all the races --- and all the candidates for each race --- on a single page.

Chan quotes Lawrence D. Norden, an associate counsel at the NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, as saying that adopting the DREs with a full-face requirement...

"virtually guarantees that thousands of votes are going to be lost at every election."

His conclusion is based on research conducted by Dr. David C. Kimball, a political scientist and a co-author, along with Norden and two others, of a report which was to be released today by the Brennan Center.

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