MAJOR MACHINE MALFUNCTION?

MAJOR MACHINE MALFUNCTION?: Classic election day headline from the Denver Post: Voting nightmare: Problems grow worse. The Post reports that

On a day already rife with computer glitches, long lines, and legal appeals to extend voting in Denver, provisional ballots are now running out at some Denver voting centers.

Luckily, Colorado does not have any key Senate races this year. But this is still a travesty for democracy. The fact that there are no races here that are particularly high-profile or valuable to steal also goes to prove one of my long-standing suspicions -- that the biggest reason so many people are disenfranchised remains incompetence and under-funding in the election administration bureaucracy.

--Ben Adler

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