Monday, July 12, 2004

Stats on FL Election Machine Errors; Kerry Plans Legal Challenge to Touch Screen Machines

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Article (in GuvWurld archive, links to original)

This article has a lot of startling data. The most riveting factoid shows 1% of e-votes cast in Florida's Dem primary were lost:
Records from the March 9 Democratic presidential primary show that votes were not recorded for one out of 100 voters using the new ATM-style machines. That's at least eight times more than the number of flawed votes cast in the same election with pencil marks on paper ballots tallied by an optical scanner.

Also, this piece seems to suggest that John Kerry is planning his own No Confidence announcement.
The presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, John Kerry, already has plans to legally challenge the election based on the questionable reliability of the touch-screen voting systems.

This must scream loudly as validation for the No Confidence Movement. If a presidential candidate can express this concern, a small town City Councilmember should have no qualms about how it looks to question the legitimacy of elections.

There have been a lot of articles added to the GuvWurld News Archive over the last week. I just want to remind everyone of the availability of this resource. Atop the list of links in the GuvWurld blog nav bar, click Week in Review for a list of articles added to the archive in the past seven days, or Today's News for pieces uploaded in the past 24 hours.



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