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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-10 01:09 AM
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ERIE COUNTY NY: The problem wasn't the memory cards -- just the software that READS them!
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Edited on Thu Nov-18-10 01:33 AM by Bill Bored
That's what the Erie County (Buffalo), NY Democratic Election Commissioner Dennis Ward said to try to convince his fellow Democrats NOT to seek a hand count of the paper ballots in the NY Senate District 60 race that had a margin of only 597 votes.

As a fellow Democrat, I feel much better now! :bounce:
How about the rest of you? Read more and... :puke:

New wrinkle in Senate recount
By Phil Fairbanks

The prospect of a hand count of every single ballot in the 60th State Senate race arose Tuesday after Democrats questioned the results of Erie Countys new voting machines.

County elections officials dismissed the challenge as a red herring.


A red herring, said Dennis Ward, the countys Democratic elections commissioner, when asked about challenges to the machine results.

Ward said the problem was not the memory sticks, which contain the machine results, but rather the software that reads the sticks.

The data was never corrupted, he said Tuesday. Theres nothing wrong with any of the sticks.

The problem with the software, Ward said, was fixed by the software manufacturer (ES&S), a remedy Senate Democrats were quick to criticize.


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