“This is a crazy world,” complained Ion Sancho, the elections supervisor of Leon County in Florida. “The process is so under control by the vendor. The primary source of information comes only from the vendor, and the vendor has a conflict of interest in telling you the truth. The vendor isn’t going to tell me that his buggy software is why I can’t get the right time on my audit logs.”The piece makes light of the possibility of hacking, and draws its concerns mainly around the inherent fallibility of computer programs but either way, it's a major problem that will take time to fix. Many states have banned the machines but they're still going to be counting about one-third of all the votes. It would be good if we could do something to cut that number down before November.