by Brenée Goforth
Communications Associate, John Locke Foundation
On last week’s episode of NC SPIN, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson discussed the voting machine controversy with host Tom Campbell. When Campbell asked Henderson what all the indecision is about, Henderson responded:
Technology has gotten a lot better over the years. It was the scanning technology of 20 years ago – which is what a lot of people seem to still be worried about – [that] was much inferior to what we have right now.
…It’s very important for voters to be confident the ballot they’re casting is the ballot that is going to be counted. That’s why these touchscreen devices have… not gotten the respect that others have.
Henderson states 30 counties, including Mecklenburg, use these touchscreen voting machines. Henderson also points out that there is only one vendor who offers these voter machines in the state.