According to Bo Lipari, Executive Director New Yorkers for Verified Voting:
If you watched the cable news coverage on Election Night it was easy to come away with the impression that few problems were experienced with electronic voting - the predicted ‘train wreck’ had not materialized. But out in the real world, the HAVA mandated changeover of voting systems resulted in real failures that resulted in long lines and lost votes. Just like the fancy new high tech voting machines, the mainstream media has failed us yet again……
Once again, Ohio and Florida are on the list of states in which election outcomes are in doubt, along with Wyoming, Connecticut, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, and New Mexico. Republicans are marginally ahead in most of these races.
And once again, you’d think from the mainstream press that the election is over, the results are known, and everything is hunky-dory.
Could the margin of Democratic victory on November 7 have been even greater than reported? Or less? Do the vote counts indeed represent the will of voters in those states? Will recounts even be possible in all of those states, given the voting equipment used? Will we ever know?
Let’s hope California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who’s in line to become the new Chair of the Rules Committee, will be willing to assert that our democracy should not be outsourced to voting machine vendors with secret software and hidden agendas. Americans deserve to have accurate elections with results in which we can have real confidence.