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ProCon: Voting Machines

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Today is Election Day across the country. This site offers the pros and cons about many of the issues surrounding DREs, direct recording electronic voting machines. The core question explored in this discussion is whether DREs really improve the voting process. You’ll find several topics addressing this question and the pros and cons for each topic. The viability, security, and accuracy of DREs are vital issues and you can explore the opinions of those who support the use and those who find the use questionable. Use your critical thinking skills to evaluate the information.

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