What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Examine Error Rates in Vote-Counting Machines to Protect Voting Rights. (2002 senate Roll Call 64)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Examine Error Rates in Vote-Counting Machines to Protect Voting Rights.
senate Roll Call 64     Apr 11, 2002
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In response to the post-election confusion of the 2000 presidential election, Congress debated a series of reforms to reduce fraud and error in the electoral system. Clinton (D-NY) proposed an amendment to this bill that would establish a means of calculating vote-counting error rates. Voting machines with high error rates would be banned. Because inaccurate voting machines tend to be concentrated in poor and minority communities, Progressives supported this measure to eliminate such machines. However, the amendment was voted down, 48-52, with only three Democrats and no Republicans crossing party lines.

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