Actually, the opposite is true and that is what precipitated this crisis. People have stopped waiting and are acting now. That's why processing times are increasing and funds have been exhausted.
When the government condemns your house so they can build a road over the property, you deserve to be compensated. The government condemned the analog spectrum so they could auction it off. The digital television conversion is a "taking", and the people forced out deserve some compensation for their costs. That compensation is not being paid with tax dollars, but through a portion of revenues from selling off that spectrum.
palegray.net writes "Voting machines in several critical swing states are causing major problems for voters. A Government Accountability Office report and Common Cause election study [PDF] has concluded that major issues identified in the last presidential election have not been corrected, nor have election officials been notified of the problems. How long can we afford to trust our elections to black box voting practices? From the article: 'In Colorado, 20,000 left polling places without voting in 2006 because of crashed computer registration machines and long lines. And this election day, Colorado will have another new registration system.'"