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Electronic Voting Machines Survive Pa. Legal Challenge

Law360, Philadelphia (October 2, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Tuesday ruled that the state would not have to replace electronic voting machines used in 55 of its 67 counties, dismissing a petition brought by voters who claimed the machines had a range of security flaws.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter concluded that the 24 individual voters who sought the decertification of the “direct recording electronic” voting machines failed to demonstrate that the machines did not function properly.

“Petitioners have come forward with no evidence that the challenged machines fail to accurately record votes when properly used,” the judge said in the opinion.

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