We will soon be buying new voting equipment in Chicago and Cook County. For the best rundown on the different systems that the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners and the Cook County Clerk are considering in a joint purchase, check out deadlyearnest.blogspot.com
Archpundit.com argues that Chicago's rumored early move towards an Inkavote system is an indication that the Machine is pulling the strings and looking for equipment that will suppress the black vote (by increasing the fall-off rate of thsoe people who intend to vote but for whatever reason, do not have their vote count).
I don't buy it. I think the government employees trying to figure out what equipment to buy are honest people looking for the best possible equipment. They are constrained by what the private companies develop for governments to buy. I believe they all want to minimize fall-off.
I just wish some wealthy progressives would invest in a voting equipment vendor that could create a completely open-source, transparent system.