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New report highlights voting machine ‘crisis’

Dakota Bossow, (left), an election technician, and Jon Geib, warehouse manager, worked on an Inka Vote precinct ballot counting machine on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Jackson County Election Board warehouse in Independence. TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star
Dakota Bossow, (left), an election technician, and Jon Geib, warehouse manager, worked on an Inka Vote precinct ballot counting machine on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Jackson County Election Board warehouse in Independence. TAMMY LJUNGBLAD The Kansas City Star

Another report suggests a coming crisis over America’s antiquated voting apparatus.

The Brennan Center at the New York University Law School says the nation’s voting machines are wearing out and are not being replaced, a situation that has reached “crisis” levels.

“The problem of aging and outdated voting equipment is national and widespread,” the report concludes. “We ignore it at our collective peril.”

The concern isn’t new. We wrote about it last November.

There are several serious problems. There is little money to replace outdated voting machines. The companies that make them have gone out of business. The technology is changing. The lead time needed to design and replace the equipment puts delivery dates years into the future.

The report is worth a look. A larger story here.

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