Here is a cut-and-paste of my letter to blackboxvoting.org:
Dear Beverly & Crew:
I am Theresa Mtichell, public affairs volunteer broadcaster at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR. I noticed earlier today that Oregon is one of the few States that has yet to report more than 90% of its precincts. It would appear that 150,000 ballots, which would easily decide the Smith/Merkly Senate race in favor of (D) Merkly, have yet to be counted at the crucial Multnoma (liberal Portland) County elections division.
I called Multnomah County Elections at 2:05 PM to ask what had caused the delay in counting approximately 150,000 ballots.
I first talked to someone named Kathy, who could not give me her last name. When I asked more specifically what was delaying the counting of the ballots, she said "we're counting them."
"Counting them by hand?" I asked
She then transferred me to Eric Sample's (County supervisor's) voice mail.
I then called again immediately, and got a male voice. I identified myself as "Theresa Mitchell, KBOO Public Affairs" (forgive me). I asked why there was a delay in counting 150,000 ballots.
"Water got in the basement," he said.
"Water got on 150,000 ballots?"
He then transferred me without comment to Eric Sample's voice mail.
This station uses ES&S and has a few Diebold screens for handicap usage.
Frankly, I do not feel the procedure is going legitimately.
Thanks for your time