Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nassau County Receives Defective BMDs

The Nassau County Attorney's Office has written to federal Judge Gary Sharpe of the Northern District Court to inform him that compliance with the court's order in United States of America v. New York State Board of Elections et al is seriously threatened by the failure of their newly purchased disabled accessible ballot marking devices. "Fully 85% of the 156 BMDs received by Nassau through June 26th, 2008 -- after the SBOE acceptance tested them in Albany -- have substantial operational flaws that render them unusable or that require major repairs." [Note: clicking on the letter page images should enlarge them]

Joanne Lukacher