Thursday, August 24, 2006

Voting Machines Fail in Alaska

Problems with Diebold touchscreen voting machines used in yesterday's primary election in Alaska forced election workers to hand count votes and manually upload the totals from 12 precincts.
Alaska Democratic Party spokeswoman Kay Brown said the slowdown caused by the touchscreen machines is indicative of larger problems with the machines.

"I can say there are many systematic problems with Diebold machines that have been identified in many contexts," Brown said. "That there were technical glitches with the machines is not surprising, and it's one indication of the kinds of things that can go wrong with the machines and it's something to be concerned about."


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