Some problems crop up in Florida vote

Critics not yet raising major alarms

A handful of Florida voters are reporting technical glitches and other problems in counties using touch-screen voting machines. Early reports indicated the problems were small, and critics of the machines so far have not raised major alarms.

The office of Rep. Robert Wexler, a south-Florida Democrat who is a leading critic of touch-screen machines, received only a few complaints Tuesday morning and passed those concerns along to the state’s supervisor or elections, a spokeswoman tells RAW STORY. But so far the congressman and his staff do not see large-scale problems developing.

“We haven’t been getting flooded with calls,” said Ashley Mushnick, who works in Wexler’s DC office. Two people called his Florida offices and one call was received in Washington, she said.

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