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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-03 03:57 AM
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36. Bev, what counties in 2000 election
Edited on Sun Jul-27-03 04:09 AM by nomatrix
were using GEMS? Diebold?

I think it would be a good idea to have a thread for 2000 election and 2002 election problems, failures, etc.

2000 Election
Bay County, Fla.
Optical (Precinct)
(R)Election Supervisor


In Bay County's Precinct 23, more than 15 percent of all ballots were thrown out, the third-highest rate anywhere in the 26 counties. Sixty seven percent of the precinct's voters are registered as Democrats.

However, an examination of that precinct's audit tape, which lists power failures and machine malfunctions, showed the power had not failed. Bay County Election Supervisor Mark Andersen speculated that "bad pens" may have been used in the precinct, causing a high rate of ballots to be unreadable by the machine.

In most cases, election officials not only did not know why some precincts had much higher error rates than others, they were not concerned with finding out. Officials in most counties where those precincts were located said they had not examined their error rates or tried to identify the causes.

Lots of Counties with problems in this story!

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