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Electronic voting sparks contention

Touch-screen voting machines are causing controversy in the build-up to November's US presidential election. Could faulty or sabotaged machines swing a closely contested result? investigates.

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Pearson, H. Electronic voting sparks contention. Nature (2004).

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