[caption id="attachment_25758" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="More than 120 million voters will now use ES&S voting equipment. "]More than 120 million voters will now use ES&S voting equipment. [/caption]

Some educators and activists say the recent consolidation of electronic voting machine ownership in the United States creates a potentially dangerous monopoly, and without greater accountability to voters, they worry that education-related elections that usually have low turnout could be especially affected.

Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the country's largest voting machine vendor, announced last week the purchase of voting machines from a subsidiary of Diebold Inc.,...

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