Thursday, Oct 27th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) W. Virginia Gives E-Voting VP an Award While Machines Malfunction

W. Virginia Gives E-Voting VP an Award While Machines Malfunction

E-mail Print PDF

A day after West Virginia secretary of state Betty Ireland held a press conference to address vote-switching problems with touchscreen voting machines made by Election Systems & Software, she presented an award of merit to an ES&S vice president, who had abruptly and mysteriously left the company in May after 11 years of service, according to the Charleston Gazette.

Gary Greenhalgh, as ES&S's vice president of sales, helped the company win a $17-million contract to supply machines to West Virginia in 2005 and was the company's point person for dealing with election officials until he left ES&S.

Reminiscent of the complaints against her husband, Jane Greenhalgh received her own complaint from Kanawha County this month after officials discovered that an ES&S sub-contractor had misprogrammed voting machine PCMCIA cards ahead of a state Supreme Court race. The programming error would have caused the machines to mis-record votes when a voter opted to vote a straight Republican ticket, but chose one Democratic candidate in the Supreme Court race. The state had to have the PCMCIA cards re-programmed quickly to keep Democratic votes from being discarded.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Nearly all emergency funds for pipeline protest costs used

Dakota pipelineNearly all of the $6 million in emergency funding earmarked for law enforcement costs related to...

Judge blocks Obama contracting rules that disclose labor and safety violations

Obama contractor regulation haltedAnother day, another Obama administration regulation blocked nationwide by a federal court in Texas.A federal judge...

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Officially Charged With Criminal Contempt of Court

Sheriff Joe ArpaioThe longtime and controversial sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was formally charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for...

Giants release Josh Brown following months-long domestic violence saga

Josh BrownMore than three months after Josh Brown's domestic violence history became public, the Giants cut ties...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!