Maryland Diebold voting machine 'disaster' today

Matt Stoller writes: "[I]f Al Wynn hadn't cheated, he would be giving a concession speech right now." Not only that, but the Washington Post's reporting on Donna Edwards' death was greatly exaggerated:

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Wynn, a seven-term incumbent has, according to James L., "supported the Bush administration on several crucial votes, including the Bankruptcy Bill and the Iraq War." Edwards is a critic of the War and calls a woman's right to choose "a fundamental human right."

According to Stoller, Wynn received a great deal of shady money toward the end of the campaign and Stoller wonders how many violent tactics from the Wynn campaign (like the one caught on VIDEO) went unreported.

Adding to the Wynn campaign's appearance of impropriety, the Maryland Board of Elections irresponsibly released the early numbers before the unusually high number of provisional ballots (due to the malfunctioning of the Diebold touchscreen machines) had been counted.

Fortunately, Johns Hopkins professor Avi Rubin was a volunteer election judge. Rubin's 2003 report noted that the Diebold Accuvote TS was less than sound:
"[t]he system, as implemented in policy, procedure, and technology, is at high risk of compromise."
Maryland ignored the report and went ahead with the machines. Rubin took careful notes of all malfunctions and incompetence, including the fact that...
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