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Diebold/Premier vote dropping

A voting system used in 34 states contains a critical programming error that can cause votes to be dropped while being electronically transferred from memory cards to a central tallying point, the manufacturer acknowledges.

The problem was identified after complaints from Ohio elections officials following the March primary there, but the logic error that is the root of the problem has been part of the software for 10 years, said Chris Riggall, a spokesman for Premier Election Solutions, formerly known as Diebold.

So reports the Washington Post. Wow.

When Congress acts in haste, a la the HAVA [link to no longer works] fiasco, we all repent at leisure.