The Ohio Voting Machines at it Again
Voting so far on new touch-screen machines has not been quite as seamless as local board of elections officials had hoped. Lucas County Board of Elections director Jill Kelly said some voters left the precincts this morning without voting because the machines were not up and running. She urged people who had problems to return and cast their ballots...
Wood County residents in some precincts arrived at 6:30 a.m. only to find that the machines were not yet up and running, said elections director Terry Burton. But all precincts had at least one machine up by 6:40 a.m. and all machines in the majority of the county were available for voters by about 7:30 a.m., he said.
Lucas County, of course, is largely the heavily Democratic Toledo area. In the case of Wood County (also in northwest Ohio), I suspect the areas of the county with the problems were the Democratic areas and the "majority" of the county where the machines were running properly was the Republican part of the county. Of course, it may not make much difference whether the machines were running or not if they are all rigged to vote Rethuglican anyway.