Our Politicial Leaders are in Favour of Electronic Voting - I Wonder Why?
US election fraud allegations prompt calls for reform
Hand-counted paper balloting urged after many reports of irregularities around electronic system in Democratic primary.
Rights group in the US are calling for a return to a hand-counted paper balloting as a universal standard for elections in an effort to boost transparency and prevent vote irregularities that many see as a threat to the country's democratic system.
Shyla Nelson, the co-founder of Election Justice USA, told Al Jazeera that a complete overhaul of the system, including the end of the use of electronic voting machines, is required to ensure truly democratic elections in the country.
"Until we systematically address the myriad ways in which our elections are manipulated - voter suppression, unauthorised registration purges, district gerrymandering, gross exit poll variances, the privatisation of voting machinery, and the lack of transparency in ballot processing - our elections will continue to rank among the lowest in the world in integrity."