The best system I have seen is the way we vote locally. You vote on a paper ballot and then they scan it. The paper gives you a hard record and the scanner gives you the count minutes after the polls close. That way if the votes need to be recounted you still have the physical ballots. I think they do sample audits after the election to see if the scanners were accurate. I deal enough with electronic to know they can fail. It does not have to be fraud just a failure of the electronics or programming. With machines if something can go wrong it will. You can not tell if a machine did not register a vote or the person did not vote in a race.
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