A breakdown of 2004 voting machines by county, and a few hotspots to watch
By Annalee Newitz
November 13, 2004
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 Maryland and Georgia use Diebold voting machines statewide that leave no paper trail. A Maryland judge rejected a paper-trail mandate.
 California: Secretary of State Kevin Shelley decertified insecure Diebold machines, and the attorney general joined a lawsuit against the company accusing it of making false claims about its machines.
 Nevada uses DREs retrofitted with printers statewide. Counties randomly select 1 to 3 percent of their machines and match paper records with machine totals.
 Texas chose its Diebold voting machines in meetings that were closed to the public. See video of one of those meetings at safevoting.org.
 Washington passed a law requiring all DREs to have a paper audit trail, but counties have until 2006 to comply.
 Florida: Based on the erroneous assumption that touchscreen machines were failsafe, Secretary of State Glenda Hood issued a rule in April barring counties with machines from performing manual recounts. In August a judge overturned the order.