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Makers of voting machines to turn on the spin

Mission to "Repair negative media coverage."
Tue Oct 21 2003, 11:30
ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE makers are to turn on the spin to counter negative publicity generated by stories like this one, Wired reports.

Lobbying group the Information Technology Association of America, has been looking into the issue and may be engaged at a cost of $100,000 to $200,000 per company, but there are other options.

Michael Kerr, director of the Enterprise Solutions division at the ITAA said, "the companies are still discussing it and examining their options for forming an association." He added: "ITAA is one of the options, but there are others."

But Wired also spoke to David Dill, a computer science professor at Stanford University who runs He said: "The voting machine industry doesn't have a PR problem. It has a technology problem. It is impossible to determine whether their machines, in their current form, can be trusted with our elections."

May take some spinning then. µ



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