All the rage is about going back to paper in elections. Good idea or bad, what’s clear is who won that argument. In the last 15 years almost every jurisdiction that was “all DRE” has gone back to paper. The idea is that a hand recount of paper ballots is more accurate than a calculating machine. Has anyone ever done a 100% recount of tens of thousands of ballots by hand? Is that truly more accurate than a machine? Someone may want to do an objective analysis of what is more accurate, hand counting or a machine. Maybe the Egyptians were onto something when they invented the Abacus. Here is a good article on how the push for paper has left a large population of voters behind.