County votes to purchase controversial electronic voting machines
By Erica Meltzer | Associated Press
To the sound of hisses and boos from the audience, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to purchase voting equipment from Diebold Elections Systems.
The county is purchasing the equipment with $2 million in federal money to comply with the Help America Vote Act, which requires that disabled voters be able to vote in private without assistance. But critics say the machines are too easy to tamper with and could open the door to election fraud.