Make sure to check out the terrific series of posts Fact-esque has put together (1,2) on America’s voting system. There are a variety of serious problems with the integrity of the voting system, and e-voting without a paper trail is a particularly bad. Here’s the thing: even if the elections are run with perfect integrity, every close national election with no means of verifying votes will be an utter fiasco. Because you do you know the vote was counted fairly? You don’t. Democracy simply can’t work if people don’t trust the system, and if we continue down this road we’re going to have a post-election conflict that makes 2000 look like a 20-second pillow fight.