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NJ judge rejects electronic voting machine lawsuit

[JURIST] A New Jersey judge ruled Tuesday that the state's voters will be able to cast their ballots in next Tuesday's election using electronic voting machines, despite the objections of voting rights activists. Superior Court of Mercer County Judge Linda Feinberg cited in her opinion recent problems with paper ballots, the fact that the machines have been in use for 10 years without incident, and also that she is satisfied with the reliability of the machines, determined by previous court rulings and testing of the devices before and following elections. The lawsuit was filed by the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers University on behalf of New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora. AP has more. AP also has background on the story.

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