Judge dismisses federal voting security lawsuit in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee’s largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trial.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker ruled Friday that the lawsuit filed by a group of Shelby County voters in October failed to show that any harm has come to the plaintiffs and that they have no standing to bring the suit.

Attorney Carol Chumney sued on claims that the outdated touchscreen voting machines used by Shelby County are insecure because they do not produce a voter-verifiable paper trail, and security checks and other safeguards are needed to protect the system from outside manipulation.

Cybersecurity experts have long complained that the nation’s antiquated elections infrastructure is vulnerable to tampering.

___

Jonathan Mattise contributed to this report from Nashville, Tennessee.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Eau Claire
79°
Menomonie
77°
Chetek
78°
Durand
81°
Ladysmith
78°
Neillsville
73°
Rice Lake
79°
New Richmond
80°
Black River Falls
80°
Medford
70°
River Falls
79°
Duluth
67°
Green Bay
75°
La Crosse
83°
Madison
73°
Milwaukee
74°
Twin Cities
80°
Connect with WQOW
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content