Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Video of Voting Machine Changing Votes

With much controversy over allegations that some touch screen voting machines in West Virginia and elsewhere are switching votes from one candidate to another, a county clerk tries to demonstrate how well the system works and ends up showing that even after recalibrating the machines, they still don’t work right:

Touch screen technology really isn’t that difficult. It’s been around forever. We’ve all used ATM machines with touch screens a thousand times and likely never seen a machine switch a $20 withdrawal to a $100 withdrawal. No bank would tolerate a touch screen that didn’t register accurate results; our voting machines should be at least that good.