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Early Voting Problems Already.

October 28, 2008

Information Week reports problems already popping up with electronic voting machines in several states.

Voters in West Virginia have reported that the electronic voting machines have switched their choices from Democrats to Republicans. Voters in Tennessee have complained that their Republican choices switched to slates of Democrats, while others in that state have complained that Democratic votes switched the selections to Green Party votes. At least one voter in Texas said her selection of a straight Democratic ticket led to a screen asking for confirmation of a straight Republican ticket. Some people have also complained that the touch screens are overly sensitive and do not separate the choices enough for voters to be sure they are activating the right selection.

As has become a tradition since 2000, expect this election to be heavily contested.  The courts may once again become a deciding factor.

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