GOP Sues Election Board Over Voting Machines

North Carolina's Republican Party has sued the State Board of Elections, alleging that touch-screen machines are thwarting efforts by voters to cast Republican ballots.

A complaint filed in federal court Friday accuses election officials of failing to take action to ensure votes are accurately counted. Election officials have said there have only been a few isolated problems with voting machines and that officials were able to quickly fix the problems.

There have been problems with the machines in Craven and New Hanover counties.

Republican Party officials say they have heard problems in a number of counties. They are demanding that election officials provide notice to all voters about problems, preserve all data and track all complaints.

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  • by Quad Location: ENC on Nov 3, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    I don't think some of you realize that it's not always user error/stupidity that is causing the problems. Touch screens are a bad idea when voting is concerned.
  • by ted on Oct 31, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    Learn how to read, and follow instructions.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2010 at 12:05 PM
    Maybe they can pull straws next time.
  • by Butterball on Oct 29, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    Just goes to show that those that vote Republicon are not smart enough to operate the touch screens.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Oct 29, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    I guess the state democrats thought we wouldn't notice....

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