by Mike Masnick
Mon, Sep 22nd 2008 3:53pm
By now, it's pretty difficult to deny that most of the e-voting equipment out there has problems. We've covered so many stories of e-voting problems, covering all of the major e-voting machine suppliers, that there's a pretty major problem out there. So what are election officials doing about it? Not much, apparently. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) notes that the Election Assistance Commission hasn't bothered informing election officials around the country about all of the problems associated with e-voting machines. And, to make matters worse, a separate report from Common Cause claims that 10 states that had problems in the last election haven't done anything to fix those problems. Given all of the stories we've had recently about e-voting problems, this is hardly a surprise, but one more reason to wonder who's actually in charge on these sorts of things?
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