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PA Officials: No Trouble With Touchscreens *


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Recently I interviewed Princeton computer scientist Edward Felten about malfunctions of touchscreen voting machines in New Jersey on Feb. 5th. PAVotes.com says these same machines will be used on Tuesday in Montgomery and Northhampton counties.

Despite a judge subpoenaing the Sequoia AVC Advantage touchscreen machine in New Jersey for testing after Sequoia refused to allow Felten to test the machines, at last night’s ABC Democratic presidential debate trouble with this particular touchscreen voting machine wasn’t an issue on the minds of local pols.

Here’s the big question: when the integrity of the vote is at stake, shouldn’t voting machine malfunctions in one state be brought to the attention of another state that uses the same machines?

* Update: The PA Department of state issued this statement to Why Tuesday? in response to our inquiry.

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