There have been ongoing complaints about supposed problems with the state’s electronic voting machines since last year’s Democratic primary election, and now the local Council of Governments has taken up the drumbeat.
It’s time to resolve the matter. The Legislative Audit Council is the obvious choice to investigate performance and security questions raised about the machines, which are used statewide.
Elections officials maintain that the iVotronic machines reliably tally votes and contend that reported problems were the result of human error. There’s no security flaw in the system, officials says. Even if all that’s true, however, the continuing criticism about the machines has had the effect of diminishing public confidence in their use.
Some complaints have come from a couple of disgruntled candidates who apparently still can’t believe they didn’t do better in last year’s elections. Nevertheless, troubling discrepancies in vote tallies have been cited in Colleton, Richland and Lancaster counties.
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