Convenient "snafu" helps Texas GOP

Snafu briefly halts electronic voting in Denton County
03:26 PM CST on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
By BRANDON FORMBY / The Dallas Morning News

Rhonda Harris had done her research, chosen her candidates and Monday night headed to her city’s early voting polling location listed on the Denton County Web site.

But a snafu with a server for the county’s electronic voting system – and lack of a paper ballot for Ms. Harris’ precinct – made The Colony woman decide not to cast a ballot.

“I know I can go back tonight and vote, but I don’t think any outage is acceptable,” she said.

Ms. Harris’ complaint came on the same day that Tarrant County Democrats filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging electronic voting and its lack of a paper trail.

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