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"The election board responded, “Impossible.”
The manufacturer, a company called ES&S, responded, “Doubly impossible.”
Election officials theorized that fault rested with ballots that must have gotten wet or warped when left on a radiator. Which was a statement of severe psychological denial, because the same machine had shown the same failures in two elections that used completely different ballots.
The city board ran a test.
The machine passed.
The state Board of Elections then stepped in to investigate. Technicians calibrated the machine and ran ballots through. The device did fine. But later on, after a few hours had passed, it began to fail with an error rate of close to 100%."
The Brennan Center at NYU Law School brought the obviously impossible discrepancy to the attention of the city Board of Elections.
The board responded, in essence, “Who cares?”
The votes of more than ten million voters could be affected by a newly revealed failure in the voting systems set for use in those four states in this year's Presidential election, and in more than 50 different jurisdictions in Wisconsin during next month's historic recall elections
Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S), the largest e-voting machine company in the U.S. and the maker of the paper ballot op-scan tally systems in question, have confirmed that their systems may overheat when used over several hours (for example, during an election!), and that they then may mistally and/or incorrectly discard anywhere from 30% to 70% of votes scanned by the machines
WIKII normally won't use wiki as a source but it's nothing more than a quick reference. Point being, Diebold, ES&S it's all the same. It's the same people doing the sames things because they're never held accountable for what they do. You just change the name and the public is usually none the wiser. Business as usual. EDIT: S&F for at least picking up on the bull@#$% being perpetrated on the people.
In August 2007 DES rebranded itself as Premier Election Solutions. In 2009 it was sold to a competitor, Election Systems & Software.