Dan Rather Reports: Touchscreen Voting Machines

The latest episode of ‘Dan Rather Reports’ on the HDNet network submits an investigative report on the ES&S touchscreen voting machines that caused so many problems in Florida in 2006.
It appears to be very well researched and reported. Michael Shamos of Carnegie Mellon is interviewed as the expert on the topic. The main theme is that the machines are made by companies who try to cut costs wherever possible and the machine’s accountability is severely compromised. They are simply too cheap. “The touchscreens on jet fighters don’t fail. The touchscreens on voting machines fail.” Former Sequoia employees are also interviewed regarding the problems involving punchcards in Florida.