Voting problems, lawsuits linger after election

[JURIST] One North Carolina electronic voting machine is thought to have lost more than 4,500 votes, which could affect the result in several local races; election officials have said that the manufacturer, UniLect, told them that each machine could handle 10,500 votes, but the actual storage capacity was closer to 3000 votes. AP has more. Meanwhile, election-related lawsuits are still in play in several swing states. The ACLU is backing a suit by Florida voters who received their absentee ballots too late to vote; see the ACLU site for details or read the full complaint here [PDF]. Tom Daschle filed suit in a South Dakota federal court alleging harassment of Native Americans at that state's polling places, winning an injunction [PDF] on election day, and the Ohio Democratic Party has sued the Secretary of State, claiming that a dearth of voting machines caused lines so long that many voters left before casting their votes. Read the full complaint here [PDF].



 

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