The Mark Radke, mentioned in this article as Director of Marketing for Diebold Election Division, came from MD Senator Barbara Mikulski’s staff. He was in Annapolis during the Legislative Session, successfully working to protect Diebold’s premier MD account from being warehoused for the 2006 election.
Ohio Voting Problems Deemed Severe
By CONNIE MABIN
The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 15, 2006; 10:22 PM
CLEVELAND — Problems with elections in Ohio’s most populous county are so severe that it’s unlikely they can be completely fixed by November, or even by the 2008 presidential election, a report commissioned by Cuyahoga County and released Tuesday says.
A nonprofit group hired to review the county’s first election with new electronic voting machines found several problems with the May 2 primary, the results of which were delayed six days because roughly 18,000 absentee ballots had to be hand counted.
The absentee ballots had been improperly formatted for new optical scan voting machines. Poll workers also had problems operating the machines, some poll workers didn’t show up, vote memory cards disappeared and one precinct opened hours late. Researchers also found that the four sources used to keep track of vote totals on machines did not always add up.