What’s Wrong With Ohio Voting Machine Software?


In the state that is likely to decide the leader of the free world Tuesday, an 11th hour “experimental software patch” is causing consternation, confusion and a lawsuit.

Ohio, regarded as the “tipping point” swing state in Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama’s quest for 270 electoral votes Tuesday, uses electronic voting machines. A large portion are provided by ES&S, the nation’s largest e-voting system manufacturer.

Late last week, a leaked work order revealed that John Husted, Ohio’s secretary of state, had installed something called EXP on central tabulation machines in 39 of Ohio’s 88 counties. EXP is either an “experimental software patch”, according t…
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