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Computers and elections

By K. A. Frenkel

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 31 No. 10, Pages 1176-1183

Along the twists and turns of this year's presidential campaign trails, computers act as strategic tools that exert a decisive impact on capturing voters' attention. But a National Bureau of Standards study claims that system implementations are dangerously inadequate at the finish line, where carefully gleaned votes are less carefully counted.

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