The Approaching 2006 E-Voting 'Train Wreck'
Investigations and Problems Continue to Spread
Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, Arkansas and Indiana
John Gideon - May 1, 2006
[...] The Electronic Voting Machine Vendor locomotive is still running away down the track at an alarming speed. However, this week some states and county election officials seem to be beginning to notice and are now sending out signals that they intend to either stop the train or – barring that -- at least ensure that companies such as Election Systems and Software (ES&S) do not profit too much from their arrogance, ineptitude and now epidemic failures.
Legal complaints against the company were filed this week in West Virginia and Indiana to add to the one previously under way in Oregon. Threats have been heard from Texas, Arkansas, Ohio and elsewhere. Election officials have been forced to change voting procedures in many states and counties to accommodate for ES&S' growing array of failures.
Meanwhile no one seems to be talking about the people who will be most affected by this train wreck; the voters…
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