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India’s democracy runs on 1.7 million electronic voting machines

India, elections, EVM, electricity, corruption, voting, BJP, EFF

During last year’s regional assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, for instance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) filed a formal complaint after an Indian National Congress party elder allegedly told tribal voters that the EVMs would electrocute them if they voted for non-Congress candidates. The BJP won the election, but the Election Commission’s FAQ now reassuresprospective voters that there is no chance of electrocution from “short-circuitry or [any] other reason.”–1–7-million-electronic-voting-machines/