In One Eye

Thursday, September 15, 2005
 
I've got to think that this is payback for the way Connecticut voted in the last presidential election.
Connecticut's 3,500 lever-style mechanical voting machines may have to be replaced before the 2006 election.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said today a federal commission has ruled the old machines are not accessible to all voters.

If local election leaders can't use the old lever machines, they'll be forced in a few months to acquire more modern voting machines such as optical scan or touch screen devices.
Needless to say, replacing all the lever-style machines will cost the state funds it doesn't have. Furthermore, the newer machines are suspect in their operations.

Similar rulings will evidently also affect New York and Pennsylvania. This is clearly just another way for the Bushies to screw the blue states.