Diebold Voting Machine Failures During New Hampshire Primary
Special to The BRAD BLOG by Dori Smith of Talk Nation Radio
Early research into New Hampshire wards and towns which used Diebold's AccuVote Optical-Scan voting machines during last week's Primary reveals that chronic problems continue with the company's infamous paper-ballot voting machines.
As well, the preliminary investigation reveals a great deal of confusion and conflicting information from local election clerks and a high-ranking official in the state Attorney General's office regarding protocols and security procedures for voting systems and memory cards, and how they are to be handled during Election Day failures.
All four counties I contacted on January 10th that had used Diebold's electronic machines last week reported problems during the election with the machines. Two other calls that same day turned out to have been to areas where electronic voting is not in use, where hand counts are done instead. If the small sampling is any indication, a statewide study would likely reveal that voting machines failed many times during the 2008 Presidential Primary across the entire state.
Election Officials Confrim that Employees
from LHS Associates, Diebold's Sole Programmer, Vendor, and Service
Provider in NH, Were Allowed to Access Vulnerable Optical-Scan Systems
Throughout Election Day
Attorney General's Office Offers Conflicting Information...