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Reply #155: Which one is the Republican in this case? It looks like machine error to me [View All]

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:47 AM
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155. Which one is the Republican in this case? It looks like machine error to me
Looking through the reports, I can't see anything identifying either Winterton or Morrow as Republican or Democratic. They may both be non-partisan. But even if one or both are partisan, then it's difficult to say whom the 'system error' favoured. Winterton was declared the winner at first, but it was close enough for a recount - which hugely favoured Morrow; so huge that they said "there's a problem". The hand count confirmed the original count.

So the error was in favour of Morrow; but it only happened due to a recount, and was so big that they decided one of the counts must be wrong. It's hard to see that the error was introduced to favour Morrow.

It looks to me like a big hardware or software reliability problem, which is still extremely worrying - if it happened on a first count, there'd be no indication there was a problem and the incorrect result could be let through.
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