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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-10 07:28 PM
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1. The problem here
is that there shouldn't be any post-factory programming going on at all. All that should be done at the election site is configuration and loading in the lists of offices and candidates.

All that can be established is that there was a point of failure somewhere. Where, it is hard to say. Still, someone entered "Whitney" in one place and "Whitey" in another, if the reports are true. I would say that it is poorly coded from the factory, yet if successive people have access to the code after it leaves the factory then here is no saying with the information we have now where exactly the error occurred without getting to see some code.

Both incompetence and malice are possible explanations with what we know presently, and there is not enough information available to say which is correct.

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