What is a Machine Problem? Everything!

There are several places where there have been problems. What is interesting is what is defined as a “machine problem.” For example:

In Marion County, Indiana’s largest, paper ballots had to be used in more than 100 of the 914 precincts where touch-screen machines were not working. The problem is that poll workers have forgotten how to start and run the machines, said Marion County Clerk Doris Ann Sadler.

Since when is a poll worker’s inability to turn on a voting machine equal to a machine not working? The machine works fine; the poll workers were either poorly trained or given poor instructional information about how to start the machines. Here in Utah, I have seen both the training and the in-precinct help materials and this problem would not happen here, where there has been a large investment in training.