January 26, 2009

Northampton's 600 worthless voting machines

County unlikely to collect in voting machine case: Northampton can't reach firm that sold faulty equipment.
By Matt Assad, Morning Call, January 24, 2009

Sitting in a storeroom at Northampton County's voter registration office are 600 worthless voting machines the county paid $2.1 million to get.

The good news is last month the county won a default judgment against the company that sold the faulty machines. The bad new is it's unlikely the county will collect a cent from Advanced Voting Solutions Inc. of Frisco, Texas.

''We can't find them,'' said assistant county solicitor Christopher Spadoni. ''They don't answer mail, they don't answer phones and they haven't responded to our suit. They're gone. Fade to black.'' (Continued)

Uphold the Voting Rights Act

Editorial - Uphold the Voting Rights Act - NYTimes.com, January 24, 2009