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Sarah Lazare – ‘Perilously’ Outdated Voting Machines Threaten 2016 Election, Report Finds

Electronic voting machines in 43 states are at least a decade old, “perilously close to the end of most systems’ expected lifespan,” and could pose a risk to the 2016 election, a new study from the the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law finds.

After a 10 month probe that included interviews with over 100 election officials and experts in every state, the investigators concluded that the threat also extends to “significant percentages of machines” in swing states including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Entitled America’s Voting Machines at Risk, the study warns: “Old voting equipment increases the risk of failures and crashes—which can lead to long lines and lost votes on Election Day—and problems only get worse the longer we wait.”

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