From Countingvotes, reporting on a Rutgers study:
[Emphasis mine; footnotes removed]
The report ranks states from worst to best in the following five areas:
[li]Does the state require paper ballots or records of every state?[/li][li]Does the state have adequate contingency plans at each polling place in the event of machine failure?[/li][li]Does the state protect military and overseas voters by ensuring that marked ballots are not cast online?[/li][li]Has the state instituted a post-election audit that can determine whether the electronically reported outcomes are correct?[/li][li]Does the state use robust ballot reconciliation and tabulation practices?[/li][/ol]
An extract of the findings:
Arkansas Maryland Colorado Mississippi Delaware New Jersey Georgia Pennsylvania Indiana South Carolina Kansas Tennessee Kentucky Texas Louisiana Virginia
These states use machines that don’t produce a separate record that could be used to determine the voter’s intent, which is necessary for recounts.
Are any of these “swing states”? How much of a problem could this be?