Posted: November 4, 2008
Soggy Ballots in VA, NC
The rainy weather on the East Coast is making an electoral "splash." According to a number of reports, optical scanners on voting machines in a several North Carolina and Virginia polling precincts are having a difficult time processing soggy ballots. In some instances, the moist ballots are jamming up the machines altogether. Apparently, rainwater from voters' clothing has been dripping onto ballots while voters are casting their votes. Officials from the affected areas have stated that all wet ballots will be set aside and counted upon drying. There are reports that paper towels are being used to mop up the rain-soaked ballots while local election officials are working fast to ensure the speedy repair of jammed voting machines.