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)