Pollyanna or Patsy?

Washington Post writer Robert MacMillian writes:
Polling places across the Washington metropolitan region closed Tuesday night with no sign of the widespread problems with new voting technology that were predicted by some computer scientists and voting rights activists....

With no paper trail, no background checks of the programmers, no way to audit the code, how do we know there were no problems? We don't even know what the machines do! We're prohibited from knowing by claims of proprietary computer code on the part of the manufacturers.

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