Open Vote Foundation founder Scott Ritchie.
"NewsForge: If you could put together the open source code and system, do you think the political and institutional barriers would ever allow an open source election in the U.S.?
"Ritchie: Absolutely. Because decisions for which voting systems to be purchased are carried out at the local level, there isn't much room for the iron-triangle present in other government projects. The incumbent voting machine vendors, big as they are, don't have much influence over local governments fed up with them.
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