By John Gideon on 5/19/2008, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

41 voters in Atlanta, Texas went to the polls to vote for, amongst other items, a candidate for City Council District 1. Little did those voters know that the city had leased the machines from Cass County and Hart Intercivic had done the ballot programming which contained an error. It turns out that the vendor had programmed the DREs used by the city so more than just citizens of District 1 could vote in that particular race. Rather than 41 votes there was a combined total of 198 votes cast. This is an accuracy issue that was not caused by the voters and is another clear violation of HAVA Section 301(a)(5)....

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