|May 5, 2004. Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) speaks during the press
conference outside of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) hearing
on the status of computerized electronic voting systems. He has introduced
the Voter Confidence and Accessibility Act, H.R.
2239. Among its provisions the bill would require voting systems
to "produce a voter-verified paper record suitable for a manual audit equivalent
or superior to that of a paper ballot box system." To Holt's right
is an activist dressed up in a "Computer Ate My Vote" costume; before the
press conference began she demonstrated the effects of hacking and software
Below, Congressman Holt defended his bill after Jim Dixon of the American Association of People With Disabilities, who is blind, challenged him about its ramifications.
Copyright © 2004 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.