Friday, February 09, 2007

Another $Umpty-Million Down the Drain

The State, in its infinite wisdom, hired Accenture.

A computerized system to register Wisconsin voters and prevent fraudulent voting won't be ready for the April 3 election, state elections officials said.

The state has already missed a federal deadline of Jan. 1, 2006 for setting up the system.

The state has paid software developer Accenture $9 million for the system so far, Richmond said. Most of that money came from the federal government.

Elections Board director Kevin Kennedy said the state had hoped to work with Accenture to complete the project, but the agency is now considering suing the developer.

There are always two sides to the story, and Accenture is not telling theirs, yet.

Meantime, don't count on "clean and honest" elections. The frauds from last year's are just emerging now.

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