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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 01:51 PM
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NM - Absentee and Provisional Ballot Rejection Rate - 50%+
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Thanks to new DUer sled, who first posted this article in this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=203&topic_id=52396#52563

(We are getting SO many great new DUers -- welcome, one and all.)


November 11, 2004
Ballot sorting finished
Clerk says final count is coming today
http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/111104_news_vote.shtml


Most of the rejected ballots - about 6,600 cast by voters who weren't on the county's election rolls but thought they should be - were thrown out because those voters weren't in fact registered.

Approximately 5,400 were found to be valid and will be added to the tally today, Herrera said. The crew also qualified 353 overseas ballots and 65 federal write-in ballots.

"Wow. That's a very high volume," Herrera said Wednesday night as she estimated the rejection rate would exceed 50 percent. "This is way over what's expected."

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In addition to voter registration problems, some provisional ballots from one precinct will prompt an examination. The batch showed that all disqualified ballots were Democrat, and those that qualified were all Republican, Herrera said. She said she did not know the exact number of ballots, and she did not immediately know the precinct number.

-- more at link --

Thanks again, sled!

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