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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-05 11:03 AM
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"parallel election" WOW ! San Diego
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Edited on Thu Aug-18-05 11:17 AM by kansasblue
What a great system. A parellel election system. So cool. We've got to look into this more!

San Diego

Diebold's Un-Accu-Vote

Now, a nonpartisan citizens� group that conducted a parallel election has requested a recount of 11 precincts. This time, the issue isn�t unmarked bubbles, but the accuracy of Diebold Accu-Vote optical scan voting machines and the Diebold GEMS central tabulator used to count votes. The Citizens Audit Parallel Election (CAPE) asked voters exiting polls to vote again and sign a log book attesting to the accuracy of their second vote. Sealed parallel election ballots were counted at KGTV�s studio with a TV camera crew filming the counting process.

Nearly 50 percent of all voters participated in the parallel election, which included five polling places representing 11 precincts. The sample included more conservative than liberal precincts, with participation as high among Republicans as among Democrats. The tandem election results showed what most feel to be startling results.

The nation's first parallel election was conceived by Ellen Brodsky, an election official in Coconut Creek, Florida. Held at a single precinct during a May 2005 special election on a gambling initiative, the Florida parallel election drew a 67 percent participation rate and revealed significant discrepancies, leading to revelations of programming issues with touch-screen voting machines.
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