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WASHINGTON -- Barbara Simons, an electronic voting expert and past president of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, testified today that "providing a voter verified paper trail is a significant step toward mitigating the risks and ensuring the public's trust in the nation's election process." At a Congressional hearing reviewing security for e-voting machines, Simons cited a range of defenses against multiple security risks, including the kinds of human error that have recently plagued primary elections in several parts of the country.
Also testifying at today's hearing was Edward W. Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and a member of ACM's U.S. Public Policy Committee. Two …