Tuesday, November 07, 2006

 

More on Cuyahoga County problems

From the French no less (seriously - an Agence France-Presse report):
In one elementary school in the predominently black district of East Cleveland, Ohio, all 12 machines went down when voting opened at 6:30 am (1130 GMT), according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

The machines were not started up until two hours later and poll officials refused to hand out paper ballots until a lawyer for the watchdog group Election Protection showed up.

"The machines weren't working and they were just turning people away," said the attorney, Fred Livingstone. "They are not allowed to do that."

More than 250 problems were reported at polling places in Ohio soon after polls opened according to an Election Protection watchdog operation run by a minority rights group and other non-governmental organisations.

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