The post-election dispute in Florida's 13th District won't have an easy answer, it seems.
The state completed their second test run of the machines on Friday without a hitch
in the congressional race. Election officials will continue on to the next phase of the audit, which involves a variety of tests on the machines' hardware and software, but hopes (never very high among Democrats) are diminishing that the state's tests will find the reason that the Sarasota County machines failed to register more than 18,000 votes in the congressional race Election Day.
As election officials continue a less public array of tests on the machines (here's a good rundown
on the audit), Democrat Christine Jennings, whose lawyer has argued
that Florida's audit is hopelessly inadequate, will argue in court that she should be able to run outside checks on the machines. No court date has yet been set for that showdown. Jennings also has until December 20th to contest the election in the House of Representatives.
But as all that moves forward, it's worth giving this a look
-- video of some of the dozens of Sarasota County voters who showed up to a recent People for the American Way meeting to recount their troubles voting on the machines. Jennings' lawsuit challenging the election results also included a host of voter testimonials