Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour

Lubbock County, Texas. March, 2004. ES&S.
New software failed to count votes in one race.

The optical scan machines failed to count the votes for the Precinct 8 Democratic chairman race. Dorothy Kennedy, Lubbock County elections administrator said they would need to recount all the ballots for all races in the county.*

She said Omaha, Neb.-based ES&S, which prepared the vote tabulators, will foot the bill for the recount.

* Software blamed in Precinct 8 Democratic chair race mixup. Lubbock; March 11, 2004; By Brian Williams, Avalanche-Journal.

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News stories make it rapidly apparent that
electronic voting is not reliable, accurate, or secure.
Any one who claims otherwise is either uninformed or deceptive.
~ Joseph Holder