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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 03:42 AM
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Another Leverless Bush-v.-Gore-Style Election in New York :-(
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Edited on Wed Dec-01-10 03:46 AM by Bill Bored
We all know paperless e-vote counting is a bad idea. But watch what happens when elections go LEVERLESS!:

Discrepancies Found on Voting Machines in 7th Senate Race
Court moves closer to expanding audit, hand recount possible.

By Geoffrey Walter | November 30, 2010


Johnson (D) campaign attorney Steve Schlesinger said that despite the presence of the referees, the "threshold issue" remains the counting of ballots and the audit of the electronic voting machines. At last count, Martins (R) lead the race by 431 votes.

There are 3,876 reported undervotes - where no vote was cast in the specific race - and 43 overvotes. Uncounted ballots also exist in at least three machines. Republican Board of Election chair John Ryan told the court that the machines subjected to audit were hand counted and compared to their respective tape recording. Two machines were found to have one extra ballot, while one machine had two extra ballots. "The question then becomes how did it get there?" Ryan said.


According to Nassau County attorney John Ciampoli, of the seven machines in the 7th Senate District subjected to audit, six are complete, but two have failed ballots.


"I am concerned that it's not moving quickly enough," (Judge) Warshawsky said. "Do we now set a precedent of hand counting every race that's close?" (DUH!) Warshawsky also acknowledged in court that the case would be moving to the appellate division for appeals shortly.


Oh and there's more: This race determines whether the Republicans will control the NY State Senate! The best our Dems can hope for now is a tie because they conceded to the Repubs in another close race WITHOUT a full hand count. I guess they were afraid to set a dangerous precedent! :sarcasm:
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