You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #5: Jefferson County Recount Info (I was there) [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:55 AM
Response to Original message
5. Jefferson County Recount Info (I was there)
The 3% sample for the recount was NOT random, the precincts were pre-chosen. (BOE Director said she wanted a precinct from the Northern, the Central, and the Southern part of the county, and she had them picked the week before.)

The hand count and the machine count MATCHED on the recount (it differed from the Certified Election Day Count by 1 vote.) So no, there was no manual recount of all precincts because it wasn't required according to the law.

Let me know if you want more information.


<<Jefferson County (Punch Cards, Triad Tabulator) **
Appears they may have done a random sample of precincts that were approx. 3 percent of total votes. But the precincts were preselected without recount observer participation. Hand count differed from machine count by 1 vote. Poll workers separated by undervotes, overvotes, and o.k. votes on the presidential column. Onseveral occasions, hanging chads were knocked clear by poll workers or their supervisors. The actual undervotes for the county decreased by 5 ballots, based on the recount computer tabulation. It is not stated whether a decision was made to do manual recount of all precincts, but apparently not.>>
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC