Monday, August 2, 2004

And now we have Stowaway Chads

Lost Florida Voting Records Found (Wired News - AP - 30 July 2004)

"Miami-Dade County elections officials said Friday they have found detailed electronic voting records from the 2002 gubernatorial primary that were originally believed lost in computer crashes last year." ...

"Touch-screen systems have worked successfully in hundreds of elections since 2002 and we expect them to do the same in the upcoming election," said Alia Faraj, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Glenda Hood, who oversees the state's elections.

That last line is what I call a "Based on what, exactly?" problem. If the NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION was so gummed up, how do we know all those previous elections weren't also? There's obvious problems with these touch screen vote-machines.

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