Serious voting problems in Maryland

If voting is the foundation of democracy, why is it that every time there's a major voting integrity issue, it gets so little news coverage?

Diebold voting machines have consistently caused major vote-counting "irregularities." It has been proven time and time again that these machines are unsecure, and give unreliable vote counts. The Election Science Institute recently reported that 75% of the Diebold machines they examined had inaccurate vote totals and that these machines were unreliable, especially in close elections. So why do states continue to use them?

The latest debacle just happened in Maryland. For some reason, the entire state had to use Diebold touch-screen machines (without a voter verified paper trail) to record votes. And surprise surprise: a progressive Democrat appears to have been robbed. Donna Edwards' race against incumbent Al Wynn in Maryland's 4th Congressional District has become the latest election fiasco. More on this race here and here.

In this video clip: one of the very few television news reports to cover this latest Diebold disaster. Their report focuses on the overall voting problems in Maryland -- unfortunately, they don't discuss the Edwards-Wynn race. They also use the stand-by Diebold line and say that it was primarily because of human error. But Lou Dobbs ain't buyin' it...

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