Somewhere in the U.S., voting systems will fail on Election Day Nov. 4, predicted the , released Thursday by Common Cause, Verified Voting and the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.
On Election Day "voting systems will fail somewhere in the United States in one or more jurisdictions in the country," the report said. "Unfortunately, we don't know where. For this reason, it is imperative that every state prepare for system failures."
State protections against voting fraud and e-voting machine failure have improved greatly since the last U.S. presidential election, in 2004, said Pamela Smith, president of Verified Voting. But several states still refuse to take basic precautions to protect the integrity of voting systems, she said.
"There are some folks who still don't get it," Smith said.
The report details which states have not taken precautions against fraud or technical errors associated with e-voting machines and other voting systems: