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Water main break halts electronic voting at Brookland elementary school

Christopher Dean Hopkins

An afternoon water main break has interrupted voting at a polling place in Northeast Washington, officials said.

Rokey W. Suleman II, executive director of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, said the break caused fire officials to turn off electrical service at Precinct 67, Bunker Hill Elementary School in Brookland. A generator and auxiliary voting equipment are on their way to the school, he said.

A spokesman for D.C. Water said a 16-inch main ruptured nearby on 14th Street NE, affecting 50 homes and the school; no repair time was estimated. A Pepco spokesman said crews were en route to inspect the situation.

Voter have continued to cast paper ballots, Suleman said.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | November 2, 2010; 4:32 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags:  Mike DeBonis  
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Opscans and DREs are easy to corrupt undetectably.

They're exhorbitantly expensive, unacceptably unreliable,
and slow the polling process.

They're designed, built, programmed, and operated in
proprietary secrecy by unknown persons.

There are very good reasons for computer scientists and
security experts to point out that the electronics are not
suitable for use in elections.

Posted by: American_Voter | November 2, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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