My Conversation with Barbara Simons, PhD, ex-IBM Researcher; Former President, ACM; and Electronic Voting Expert

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My February 26, 2017 radio show discussion with Barbara Simons, PhD, ex-IBM researcher; former President, “ACM” (Association for Computing Machinery), and Electronic Voting Expert on the johnmac Radio Show is available by clicking

Barbara is Chairperson of the Board of “Verified Voting” 
( and is the co-author of “Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?”, available on Amazon. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and has served on Presidential Commissions on voting since the Clinton years.

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This episode of the show the show with Lora will be the 179th broadcast in the series — links to the recordings of the previous 179 shows may be found at under the Radio Show tab.

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