Flooded Voting Machines

Voting Machines, Check. Storage Facility, Check. Flood Plan? We Don’t Need No Stinking Flood Plan!

Voters in Hancock County may face long lines this November after flooding destroyed a third of the county’s new touch-screen voting machines. County leaders say the goal now is to replace those machines before the state’s presidential primary in March. The flood last month ruined 90 machines when water poured into the county’s election office.

When Mike and I were in Austin Texas before Hurricane Rita hit, the county clerk was implementing a flood plan to protect the voting machines in case of a failure in the roof or walls of the warehouse. Why doesn’t everyone do that?