Election Day Kerfuffle

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Here’s a spot for discussing Election Day stuff. I see, already, that we’re going to be hearing a lot about problems with the new electronic voting machines, again. My question is this: don’t these election officials do anything ahead of time? Like, say, turn their machines on and see if they even run? I mean, cripes, it sounds like Election Day at the official poll-opening time is quite literally the first time they’d even turned these things on.

I should add that I’m not complaining about the volunteers who work in polling places. They are volunteers, providing a public service, and do the best they can. The problem is the paid officials, who apparently did no advance planning, testing, or training with the new voting technology.

8 Responses to “Election Day Kerfuffle”

  1. juvenal_urbino Says:

    Another issue, this one in Virginia.

  2. Sandi Says:

    I was just reading about that. So maddening — I can’t believe that anyone would do that. I guess that means I’m still very naive and idealistic.

  3. Joe Longhorn Says:

    Let’s post ’em from both sides…

    New Jersey 1

    New Jersey 2

  4. Michael Lasley Says:

    Hey Joe, I liked the first comment on the NJ 2 article — calling New Jersey a political cesspool. Made me giggle for some reason.

    And it is disturbing when these things happen, regardless of party affiliation.

  5. juvenal_urbino Says:

    Let’s post ’em from both sides

    Yep. That’s the idea.

  6. juvenal_urbino Says:

    Update on the NJ issues.

    Word verification: gulbs.

  7. Terry Austin Says:

    Will the rank partisanship never end?

    http://tinyurl.com/yn9n5j

  8. juvenal_urbino Says:

    GOP has filed an official complaint in Pennsylvania, related to malfunctioning electronic voting machines.

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