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!!!New optical-scan voting devices confused New Yorkers and led to tossing of 60,000 votes!!!
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New optical-scan voting devices confused New Yorkers and led to tossing of 60,000 votes

Election gizmos had many residents overvoting, or picking two candidates for one office
BY REUVEN BLAU
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, December 5 2011, 11:08 PM


It wasnt voter fraud that caused 60,000 ballots to be tossed from the 2010 election in New York it was poorly designed voting machines.

According to a study from the New York Universitys Brennan School for Justice,
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/design_de... / the new optical voting system confused voters so much that they ended up casting their votes for two candidates, or overvoting.

The study indicates that most of the problems occurred far more frequently in areas with higher populations of low-income residents, people of color and immigrants.

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For the first time, there were tens of thousands of people who lost their votes on the new system, he said. And we have to make adjustment to make sure we dont see a repeat of this.

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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/optical-scan-voting...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/06/voting-machine-de...
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  -!!!New optical-scan voting devices confused New Yorkers and led to tossing of 60,000 votes!!! kpete  Dec-06-11 11:30 AM   #0 
  - LONG LIVE ELECTRONIC VOTING AND THEREFORE THE GOP  Blue Owl   Dec-06-11 11:34 AM   #1 
  - So it works as designed, huh?  Scuba   Dec-06-11 11:37 AM   #2 
  - Absolutely. It's easy to design voting machines that eliminate, or create, confusion  saras   Dec-06-11 11:56 AM   #4 
  - Most fraud is diguised as a mistake  zacherystaylor   Dec-06-11 11:45 AM   #3 
  - Just give me back my lever machine  tech3149   Dec-06-11 12:37 PM   #5 
  - Bo Lipari and NYVV have a lot to answer for.  Wilms   Dec-06-11 07:08 PM   #6 
  - Let's be fair. How could they have predicted there would NOT be hand recounts of paper ballots  Bill Bored   Dec-08-11 07:10 PM   #10 
  - Yes, let's all use the machines in the picture connected to this article... iVotronic DREs.  demodonkey   Dec-07-11 06:21 PM   #7 
     - The picture in the Daily News is a new fangled op scanner, which has a touchscreen!  Bill Bored   Dec-07-11 11:34 PM   #8 
     - BTW, what does the "i" in iVotronic stand for anyway? nt  Bill Bored   Dec-08-11 06:44 PM   #9 
 

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