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Lawsuit challenging NJ electronic voting to be filed

[JURIST] A group of private citizens and local elected officials plan to file a lawsuit in New Jersey Tuesday seeking to block the use of electronic voting machines in the state. The complaint will argue that the machines used in New Jersey provide no method for verifying that they are recording votes properly and are too susceptible to manipulation. Efforts in other states to stop the use of electronic voting machines has thus far been unsuccessful. Maryland's Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the use of electronic voting (JURIST"s Paper Chase has background on the Maryland suit); a federal court in Florida will hold hearings this week on the constitutionality of electronic voting (Paper Chase has background on the Florida suit). Tuesday's New York Times has more.

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