The Juneau Empire reports, "Alaska elections officials spent $1.7 million for electronic voting machines to help disabled voters cast ballots and wound up with a costly system that's never seen much use. Some legislators say they wouldn't object if the $3,500-apiece touch-screen machines were scrapped. The machines were forced on the state by "those yahoos in Washington," said Rep. Mike Doogan, D-Anchorage, after politicians spent too much time listening to "glib lobbyists with something to sell."" Sounds like the same "glib lobbyists" who have had an effect on federal voting legislation in the House and especially in the Senate....
Authorities question of cost touch-screen voting machines LINK
A task force wants a July deadline for investigation of Sarasota vote. LINK
State, feds say rolls out of date, push changes; official says no need LINK
State Sen. Gary Cates says his proposal will increase voter participation and decrease special election costs. LINK
a.k.a. Election 2004 vs George On The Block & The White Ghosts Of NYC LINK
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