“Voting machine maker sues to block rival companies’ paper-using devices”

Austin American-Statesman:

The manufacturer of the digital voting machines used across the state has filed suit in Travis County state District Court, seeking to block the Texas secretary of state from certifying rival machine makers whose devices produce a paper receipt of votes cast.

The lawsuit adds to the growing controversy surrounding the security of voting systems across the country — prompted, in part, by fears of potential hacking and by claims by President Donald Trump that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election.

The lawsuit filed by Austin-based Hart InterCivic — the manufacturer of the eSlate voting machines used in Travis County — asks a state judge to pre-emptively rule that voting machines that produce a paper record don’t comply with state laws requiring the use of electronic voting machines for all countywide elections.

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