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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 07:41 AM

Activists push for 'unhackable' South Carolina voting system

COLUMBIA, SC -- Activists are pushing for South Carolina to adopt a paper-ballot election system.

Several called for the change at the S.C. State House Wednesday, a day after the state Election Commission requested $60 million from the Legislature to buy new voting machines.

“Our central mission is to make government work,” said Holley Ulbrich, president of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, “so we have to make sure we have a voting system with optically scanned paper ballots that is faster, easier and unhackable.”

A paper system would replace the current touchscreen-only voting machines that South Carolina has used since 2004. Those machines have been criticized as error prone and vulnerable to hacking.

Read more here: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article224558660.html

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