Activists Want Paper Ballots Available in PA on Election Day

A group of civil rights groups, lead by the Pennsylvania NAACP, filed a federal lawsuit in Philly today asking that paper ballots be made available on Election Day if fifty percent or more of the machines are broken in the polling place. Apparently the PA Secretary of State has ordered that paper ballots only be used if all the machines are down.

The complaint says: "“In Pennsylvania this year an unprecedented interest in voting, a record number of newly registered voters, and a well-established history of widespread electronic voting machine failures have converged to create a perfect storm that, left unaddressed, unquestionably will result in the disenfranchisement of substantial numbers of citizens.”

Here's a press release about the suit. And here's the complaint.