|Clark County Voting Registrar Kathryn Ferguson should be removed from office and the voting machines her office purchased should be disqualified, says a federal lawsuit filed Friday by a Republican congressional candidate.|
| The Sequoia Pacific DRE
machines used by Clark County not only allow the 'fixing'
of elections but also were fraudulently purchased by
Ferguson's office, says Pat McMillan, a former U.S.
Intelligence officer who is seeking the GOP nomination
for Nevada's District 2 race.
Clark County for the last several years has been beset by controversy over alleged corruption in its vote-registration and balloting processes.
"In violation of Nevada law," said McMillan, the purchase "was not put out for open bid, and considerably less expensive systems with the checks and balances needed to assure honest voting ... were frozen out of the competition for the purchase."
The Sequoia machine, he said, "was not properly tested or certified for verification of tamper protection" and "was purchased after federal election laws prohibited its sale for its failure to comply with Federal Election Commission standards.
"The main point of the suit," said McMillan,
"is that without a paper trail to show
how each ballot was cast, [this model machine] does not
comply with Nevada and Federal election laws providing
for a recount if the outcome of the vote is challenged.
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