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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-05 01:06 PM
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4. I wrote to the reporter and here's part of the response:
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REPORTER OBLANDER'S EMAIL TO ME:

I was told by the elections director that six memory cards were not delivered to the boards from precincts -- one from Wadsworth, one from York Township Hall and four from a polling place in a Brunswick School. The board learned this because the computer keeping track of memory cards flagged them as missing . Final results weren't reported until nearly 1 a.m. apparently too late for any newspaper and too late for the board to even update its own Internet postings.

The board was reporting 99.33 % complete results more than 2 hours earlier --- 10 or 10:30 p.m., I think. We would later learn that only 80 or 85 percent of the votes were counted at that time.

The elections director says this was the fault of a reporting program that determined the percentage of votes counted based on polling places counted, not precincts. She called it a California style of vote reporting.

The Diebold guy I talked to said that was possible that there are many ways to configure voting results. It's the local boards that make that choice, she said.
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COMMENT: THE PROGRAM IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO DISPLAY INACCURATE DATA, WHEN THE PROGRAM SUPPOSEDLY "KNOWS" THAT THE MEMORY CARDS ARE MISSING, ACCORDING TO THE TEXT ABOVE

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