Sequoia Acknowledges E-voting Problems

Sequoia Acknowledges E-voting Problems:
In an even more disturbing variation of the problem, some voters discovered that the machine had “pre-voted” for a candidate or even a slate of candidates, and that they consequently had to “unvote” the default choices.

goodness… whodda thunk it?

Despite the anxiety and disruption this caused, voting machine vendors preemptively declared that touchscreen machines passed the test, suggesting that any problems should be attributed to “human error.” Now, perhaps recognizing that discussion of the problem isn’t going away, one leading vendor, Sequoia, has finally admitted that it exists. But, true to form, the company is evidently blaming poll workers for Election Day mistakes. Yet the responsibility for providing tools that poll workers can use properly given the limited amount of training they receive lies with the vendors and voting officials.

well this is not overly surprising…. i wonder who sequoia gave money to this election?