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Tue Aug 5 14:02:07 EDT 2008
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM, David Minton <dminton at mindspring.com> wrote:
> While not intentional, there was that very public "oops" in NC in 2004 for
> which votes were not "counted accurately:"
> "More than 4,500 North Carolina votes lost because of mistake in voting
> machine capacity"
> If I recall, at least one state-wide office was decided by a few hundred
> votes, and might have had a different outcome if those votes had not been
Excellent point, David! And, one that I had actually forgotten about.
One good thing, though, that came out of this debacle was that it
really drove home the point that paperless balloting systems are
just problems waiting to happen. That's one of the reasons I really like
the optical scan ballots that they use in Durham County. An error like
that simply couldn't happen because if it did you'd just go back to the
original ballots and count them by hand.
(fieldless) In fess two roundels in pale, a billet fesswise and an
increscent, all sable.
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