October 29, 2010
[UPDATE 10/29/10, 12:22pm PT: The North Carolina Republican Party has now filed suit against the State Board of Elections “alleging that touch-screen machines are thwarting efforts by voters to cast Republican ballots,” according to AP’s brief coverage now here…]
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
It would have been nice if these guys had spoken up years ago, when the bulk of the Republican Party and their sympathizers were labeling Democrats as “conspiracy theorists” and “sore losers” for their documented complaints of touch-screen voting systems flipping votes on screen to Republican candidates. But better late than never, we suppose.
This afternoon, Legal Counsel for the North Carolina Republican State Executive Committee sent a letter [PDF] to the NC State Board of Elections threatening legal action if their “demands” were not “immediately” met for taking a number of specific actions to mitigate reported touch-screen voting problems describes as “significantly more widespread than the NC GOP initially understood.”
The GOP attorney, John E. Branch III writes that the voting system problems should have been addressed prior to the early voting period “and, to the extend they were not, the touch screen systems should have been been banned.”
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