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NY: "They certified the machines, sent them to us, and they’re not working."
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Malfunctioning machines cause ire
By Alex Costello July 24, 2008


Nassau County is to receive 450 of the new machines, and has already received 240. There’s just one problem: of the 240, 85 percent don’t work. That’s right: 204 out of 240 of the new voting machines malfunctioned in one way or another.


According to the Justice Department Web site, HAVA is intended to improve elections through three key means: creating a new federal agency to serve as a clearinghouse for election administration information, providing funds to states to improve election administration and replace outdated voting systems, and creating minimum standards for states to follow in several key areas of election administration.


The government was also supposed to have created national standards for new voting machines in time for the first federal election in January of 2006....the 2005 election standards they passed were not posted in the federal register until January of 2006.


Unfortunately, by the time the federal government fell through on their parts, New York State was already in violation of theirs, and was therefore sued into compliance by the government. According to William Biamonte, the Democratic commissioner of the Nassau County Board of Elections, New York State is currently 50th in compliance with HAVA.


"We had major problems with paper jams, broken monitors, LCDs that weren’t working, busted wheels, and misaligned verifications that create security issues,"


Everyone involved believes that the machines should be repaired or replaced by the time of the presidential election in November. However, if they’re not, the state could he held liable for the lack of accessible voting by the federal government. "If this is across the state, the Justice Department could then say you’re noncompliant with our consent agreement," said Biamonte. He did stress, however, that for this year, the lever voting machines would still be used, so citizens will still be able to vote in elections as they normally do.
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  -NY: "They certified the machines, sent them to us, and they’re not working." Bill Bored  Jul-24-08 09:50 PM   #0 
  - Well, that's another way to STEAL an election --- non-performing machines . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-24-08 09:54 PM   #1 
  - I hope we still have the lever machines  cal04   Jul-24-08 09:58 PM   #2 
  - Seems I've seen this story before, and...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-24-08 10:16 PM   #3 
  - you said: "Ours in Suffolk County are working quite well, thankyouverymuch"  GuvWurld   Jul-25-08 01:14 AM   #5 
     - Because Ijust went through a training session on them.  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 08:43 AM   #6 
        - Hate to go all Cheney on you, but...  Wilms   Jul-25-08 09:40 AM   #7 
        - I worked on them and talked with the county BoE...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 01:10 PM   #12 
           - Watch the expletives, pal. No one is trying to have a laugh at your expense.  Wilms   Jul-25-08 02:06 PM   #13 
              - Lemme try this again. Have you ever seen or touched..  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 06:39 PM   #15 
                 - I don't need you to take me seriously.  Wilms   Jul-25-08 07:00 PM   #16 
                    - I've read lots of reports, but I've actually..  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 07:14 PM   #17 
                       - What does any of that have to do with the failure rate?  Wilms   Jul-25-08 07:31 PM   #19 
        - I see  GuvWurld   Jul-25-08 11:38 AM   #10 
           - So I worked with the machines and know the people...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 01:05 PM   #11 
  - Diebold voting machine failures strike again in Alaska  kster   Jul-25-08 12:14 AM   #4 
  - That county is Republican, isn't it?  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-25-08 10:10 AM   #8 
  - I think Nassau County is trending Democrat.  Wilms   Jul-25-08 10:19 AM   #9 
  - Not anymore it's not. nt  Bill Bored   Jul-25-08 02:42 PM   #14 
  - It was for years, and is where Al D'Amato came from...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-25-08 07:20 PM   #18 
     - Shameless County  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-25-08 10:28 PM   #20 
  - .  Bill Bored   Jun-26-09 10:31 PM   #21 

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