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New York Election Official: New voting machines provide “a giant possibility of fraud.”
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The Issues With the New Voting Machines

Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 05 November 2010

County Commissioner Speaks Out at GNVOA Meeting


New York State’s new digital voting machines are up and running, but there are many issues involving the machines and many problems as well, according to William Biamonte, Democratic commissioner for the Nassau County Board of Elections. Mr. Biamonte....explained that the county believes that the new machines provide “a giant possibility of fraud.” He said that Nassau County is currently in court fighting over the forced use of these new machines. And he noted that the fight against these electronic voting machines is bi-partisan, with support from the Nassau County Legislature.

“Nassau County says that these new machines are a disaster,” according to Mr. Biamonte.....Someone can easily and quickly hack in to these systems “with only some computer knowledge.”

Mr. Biamonte also noted that several studies show that these new machines are “unconstitutional.” Case law, he said, proves that the machines “violate state law in a number of ways.”

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Mr. Biamonte went on to tell the group of elected officials that “the new machines undermine the integrity of elections.”

As well, he firmly stated that these new machines are a “financial burden for Nassau County taxpayers.” The machines are expensive and the cost of paper and machine parts is quite high, and all must be purchased from the private manufacturer.

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“It’s a long-shot, but we would be negligent if we did not do this (the lawsuits),” Mr. Biamonte stated.

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