Northampton to Use Lever Machines in November Elections

I am not even going to point out the various ironies in this story:

A month ago, Northampton County officials wanted to sell their lever voting machines for scrap and learned the 880-pound devices would be worth $9,000 total.

The machines’ value rose from junk to priceless Wednesday when County Executive John Stoffa announced the county will use them in the Nov. 6 election.

“We want to have an election voters have confidence in,” Stoffa said at a news conference in his office. “I don’t throw things out, even at home. If we had thrown those machines out, it would have been a disaster.”