Voting Machines were not zeroed out after testing leaving votes on them
By John Gideon on 11/4/2008, 1:37pm PT  

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Problems with machines in Clay County, Arkansas. Pre-election tests were not performed and there aren't enough paper ballots to around...

Technical Glitch Affects Machines in Clay County
Some of the machines had not been zeroed out yet from when test runs were performed. The test, for accuracy, is called an "LNA" test.

In Rector, there weren't enough paper ballots to substitute for the electronic voting machines. This is because Clay County is an all-electronic voting county. Voting was delayed from the start of the day for about 30 minutes.

This is not a "glitch". It is a failure of the election workers to do their job properly. "LNA" test is actually "L and A" [Logic and Accuracy]. The failure is compounded by the fact that the county, which forces voters to use ES&S iVotronic touch-screen systems, did not have enough paper ballots to give to the one town.

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