Scott County includes Davenport, Iowa’s third biggest city. They have told the local newspaper about their new voting machines, but failed to point out that many of them lack the visible paper ballot trail we need for trustworthy elections.
Most voters will continue to mark paper ballots as before. But every precinct will soon have one paperless computer to assist disabled voters and anyone else who is trusting enough to vote on a magic box.
So Scott County has now spent $756,000 for new equipment–and a new hole in public confidence. That is the real news story.