Dan Rather on Touch Screen voting

From the Brad Blog comes this news that Dan Rather reports presents conclusive evidence of touch screen voting machine failures. To air Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p. m. ET.

What: This Tuesday, DAN RATHER REPORTS presents conclusive evidence of the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The episode, “The Trouble with Touch Screens”, is an entire hour devoted to new information on this story. From scientists involved in testing the equipment, to manufacturers in third world countries who shipped these defective voting machines to the United States DAN RATHER REPORTS will present new information showing that these defective machines may have altered the outcome of multiple elections.

When: Dan Rather Reports “The Trouble with Touch Screens” will air Tuesday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The program also airs at 11:00 p.m. ET to accommodate west coast prime time.

A 12 minute screener clip is available.

The machines being investigated are the iVotronic Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) touch-screen voting machines produced by ES&S.

Of note from the clip:

  • In Lee County Florida, voting elections operations staff found that they had to have triple the staff that they did when they used punch systems to cope with maintaining and testing the machines.
  • The machines were assembled in the Philippines by workers making minimum wage there ($2.15-$2.50/day)
  • Factory temperature often was 90 degrees plus with inadequate cooling systems
  • Lots of creepy crawlies had to be cleaned out of the factory
  • The manufacture involved no quality tests aside from a shake test – even that was not always used
  • The principal machine fault was with ‘bubbling’ of the touchscreen component. This is consistent with reports of misaligned touch screens.
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