Sunday, February 17, 2008

More re Faulty Electronic Voting Machines

From the New York Times of Feb. 16:

"Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem's 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

"That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city's 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district."

What ever the cause, accidental or sinister, the electorate should not have to depend upon electronic voting machines without a verifiable paper trail. Our current Commissioners should junk the used electronic voting machine purchased by their predecessors and that Pete Shaub claimed were such a bargain.