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I'm not aware of any action taken by the Governor's office to interfere with those local decisions. I'd be curious if you had a link.

Independent auditors requested a security audit and paper trail on the electronic machines. Jeb Bush said no dice, and his well-publicized answer was basically, "We (meaning he) have great confidence in these machines and no audit is necessary."

It has made many articles. This is the quickest I could find:

Some states, worried about the potential for abuse with voting machines that leave no paper trail, have banned their use this November. But Florida, which may well decide the presidential race, is not among those states, and last month state officials rejected a request to allow independent audits of the machines' integrity. A spokesman for Gov. Jeb Bush accused those seeking audits of trying to "undermine voters' confidence," and declared, "The governor has every confidence in the Department of State and the Division of Elections."

Let's not be coy. Jeb Bush says he won't allow an independent examination of voting machines because he has "every confidence" in his handpicked election officials. Yet those officials have a history of slipshod performance on other matters related to voting and somehow their errors always end up favoring Republicans. Why should anyone trust their verdict on the integrity of voting machines, when another convenient mistake could deliver a Republican victory in a high-stakes national election?


Several Florida county officials have asked the state to mandate a voter-verified paper trail in the state. But Gov. Jeb Bush and state legislators have said they're not interested.,2645,62206,00.html?tw=wn_story_related
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