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General News    H3'ed 9/21/10

E-Vote Vendors to NC: We Don't WANT to Break the Law!

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E-Vote Vendors to NC: We Don't WANT to Break the Law!
Systems uncertified for state-mandated Instant Runoff Voting...
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How often do you hear of a voting vendor saying they really really (really!!) do not want to break the law, but state officials are forcing them to? But that's exactly what's about to happen in North Carolina where the first statewide use of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) could produce, according to some, a "train wreck" this November.
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But while election officials are mandated to run IRV elections, there is actually no state or federally certified software to tally Instant Runoff Voting on North Carolina's e-vote systems and the representative for the vendors ES&S and PrintElect, says the companies "cannot be held responsible for issues as a result of IRV"...

In an August 30 letter, the voting vendor warns that our voting system cannot legally tally instant runoff voting, and the vendor will not accept responsibility for an IRV related election fiasco. The letter to Gary Bartlett, Executive Director of the NC State Board of Elections, warns about the illegality of using our voting machines for this process...

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