[E-voting] Texas voting recount halted

Patrick OBeirne Voting04 at sysmod.com
Fri Mar 24 11:07:40 GMT 2006


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Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:16:21 -0500
From: David Lesher <lesher at epic.org>
Subject: Texas voting recount halted

Court-at-law recount suspended; Electronic machines not providing all info
Paul A. Anthony, 21 Mar 2006

On orders from the Texas Secretary of State's office, the recount for the
Tom Green County Court-at-Law No. 2 race has been suspended midway through
its second day.  About 1:30 p.m. today, county Republican Chairman Dennis
McKerley stopped the recount after workers found discrepancies of as much as
20 percent between what was counted Monday and what was reported Election
Night.  "We're having some trouble with the electronic equipment," McKerley
said.  Apparently, McKerley said, new electronic voting machines provided by
vendor Hart InterCivic are not printing ballots for every vote cast on the
machines.  During recounts, which must be done by hand, the machines are
designed to print out separate ballots for every vote.
http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com/sast/news_local/article/0,1897,SAST_4956_4559073,00.html

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