A report in the Washington Post reveals that California is, at the very least, standing up to the corrupt electronic voting machine companies. And when I say "corrupt", I'm talking about the companies that make electronic voting equipment that "just happen" to fail in ways that virtually always favor Republicans.
If you haven't been keeping up with this issue, I strongly urge you to check out Bev Harris' great site Black Box Voting to learn more about how our democracy is being stolen from us. One company, Election System & Software, was run by now-Senator Chuck Hagel, who won a surprising victory where 85% of the vote was counted on his voting machines. Sort of looks suspicious, doesn't it?
And this isn't just "conspiracy talk" nonsense, either. There have been documented instances where a voter's attempt to vote for a Democrat was switched by the machine to the vote for the Republican. Though they may have happened, I am unaware of any instance in which an electronic voting machine tried to change a vote for a Republican to a vote for a Democrat. Pay attention to this issue, folks. Learn what the rules are regarding alternate ballots in your state. If you can, fill one out on paper.
They should have banned the machines altogether, but at least California headed toward the right drection, if somewhat hesitantly.