Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
By John Gideon on 11/3/2008, 4:30pm PT  

Election day is tomorrow

Fulton and Clayton Counties, Georgia have decided that they will have enough time at the polls for all voters who want to vote to do that. They both decided not to ask the state, before-hand, to allow them to keep the polls open longer than normally allowed. Wouldn’t it have been better to ask to keep them open longer and have no one waiting on line than to force people to wait on line so you can close at the normal time? Of course, both counties have said they can handle the crowds because they have enough machines. They ignore, again, that the bottle-neck has been and will be the voter check-in procedure and their overly slow computer system. In other states it may be the ballot-on-demand system for optical-scan ballots.

In another great article from Kim Zetter and the WiredBlog, Threat Level, she reports on ‘vote-flipping’ and the ES&S voting machines.

Also from Kim is the news that one Michigan election official warned the EAC over a week ago that ES&S M-100 optical-scan machines used in her county don’t consistently tally ballots. These machines are used all across the country....

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