Without a paper trail, even the most cautious voters must trust the machines.
When Virginians head to their polling places on Tuesday, they should have a plan. Not just a plan regarding which candidates they will support, but also a plan to do everything possible to ensure their votes will count.
Every year, reports surface of Virginia polling place problems. Already this year, a couple of early voters in Northern Virginia have reported that their votes for one presidential candidate were swapped for another before they hit the confirmation button.