In November, one quarter of the country will be voting on paperless electronic voting machines. Whether those machines work and how accurately the votes are counted are two very big concerns not only for election integrity activists, but for all voters.

This spring in a number of states, electronic voter lists were missing names – in some states affecting thousands of voters. As summer began, voters were improperly purged based on those lists. Recently, questions have emerged about partisan contractors programming the machines which will count the vote. And come election day, it may not be possible to conduct a recount in a close race in a number of swing states because there will be no paper ballots to verify the vote.

Here to discuss what we need to know and what we can do to ensure that our vote is not stolen are AlterNet’s STEVE ROSENFELD, TechGrrl DEANNA ZANDT, and BO LIPARI Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting.

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Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders, author, and host of RadioNation on Air America Radio, has built a reputation for courageous investigative journalism coupled with compassion and a sense of humor. In writing her last book, Blue Grit, she traveled the country reporting on grassroots success stories and broadcast live to over 150 radio stations from community centers in places including Helena, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Miami, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee. In her television appearances (Lou Dobbs, Larry King Live,) on radio and in her many books (including Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species) and articles (The Nation and others,) Flanders calls for a new politics of fairness, equality and citizen action. Articulating the human dimension of American communities in trouble, her programs have become destinations for those seeking the skills and the will to make a difference. Flanders is a regular contributor to the Nation Magazine and CNN. Before joining Air America, where she was part of the original lineup, and hosted “The Laura Flanders Show” for three years, Flanders was the founding host of the award-winning “Your Call” weekday mornings on public radio, KALW in the Bay Area and CounterSpin, the radio show of the mediawatch group, FAIR.