ES&S: Another e-Voting company in trouble

More on the e-voting scandals spreadin the US. It appears that 134 voters went into vote at the machines, but failed to vote.

”It’s incomprehensible that 134 people went to the polls and didn’t cast votes,” said Lieberman, who served on the canvassing board that oversaw Tuesday night’s count. “We need to find an answer to this question.”

Lieberman has advocated adding printers to the touch-screen machines to create a paper record of each vote cast. Voters would be able to see the printout to verify it before they leave the machine, a type of technology that many states are beginning to consider.

Lieberman has asked ES&S, which also manufactured Miami-Dade County’s voting machines, to provide some answers on the nonvotes by 1:30 p.m. today, when the canvassing board meets for a state-mandated recount.

None of this would have drawn much notice had the race to fill the District 91 seat in Northeast Broward not been so breathtakingly close, said Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, who survived her own recount in 2000 after designing a controversial ”butterfly” ballot.

”We always pray for large margins,” she said.

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