The most important element in the USA is both maintaining the perception that our elections are honest, but more importantly making damn sure that votes go where intended and the vote counts can not be altered, corrupted or manipulated by electronic voting or other methods. It is why I strongly favor popular vote over the electoral college. It makes vote rigging more difficult.
Instead of electronic voting I’d favor using indelible purple ink on thumb and paper ballots that then are hand counted separately by three interest groups R/D/I and requiring that the counts be reconciled before the counters can leave the polling station. This electronic voting is a recipe for losing our democracy. The Ds ranted about this with Bush yet they did nothing to correct it when they had the chance, instead they ranted about voter ID.
The Ds/Rs are in collusion for power and to keep any challengers out, not serving the people of the USA. Read my long standing profile.
How does the popular vote make vote rigging harder than the electoral college method?
Most recent example: Party Over Principle: Boehner Boots Conservatives off Budget Committee ... C.) were kicked off the Financial Services Committee.