Angry New Yorker

Thursday, March 02, 2006
And the Last Shall Be First (to be sued) [From Gotham Gazette]

Voting Lawsuit

The Justice Department sued New York State yesterday for failing to modernize its election system and replace its aging voting machines. After the 2000 presidential elections, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act, which requires states to comply with new voting guidelines. New York has accepted $221 million in federal funds for overhauling its system, but decisions about which voting machines to purchase have stalled in Albany. It is the first lawsuit of its kind. The federal government says New York ranks last among states when it comes to implementing the guidelines.

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