Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Disaster on primary day as machine glitches cause chaos

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880/1010 WINS) - There were major problems at the polls on primary day in New York and it's all connected to the debut of the state's new electronic voting machines.

New York City spent $160 million on new voting machines, but the roll out was embarrassing.

Some polling places opened as much as four hours late and thousands may have been unable to cast ballots, reports CBS 2's Marcia Kramer.

"That is a royal screw-up and it's completely unacceptable," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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