A little blurb from the article courtesy of Dougsimpson.com :
"this is a story of good intentions gone awry, of Congress bamboozled into thinking the machines were ready when they weren't, of county and state election officials softened over lavish dinners into endorsing one kind of machine over another, with some later induced to take jobs at voting machine companies. And like most American stories its about money -- big money, $3.9 billion, showered on the states to buy the machines, and buy them fast." Vanity Fair, April 2004, p.158.
It's the issue with the "Pirates of the Carribbean" goddess on the cover. The magazine has so much fashion BS in it, but the writing is often superb.