[E-voting] First confirmed instance of a voting machine 'losing' votes in a real election?

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Mon Nov 20 20:34:12 GMT 2006


Where are they getting "first confirmed instance of a voting machine 
'losing' votes in a real election" from? 

There have been plenty of documented cases of votes going missing in 
various circumstances, but there was often no way to confirm the /full 
extent/ of the damage.  (And that means it should be ignored???  In some 
cases it has led to election results being overturned without 
explanation--candidate goes to bed a winner, and the next morning lost 
of their votes are gone.  Or the Louisiana candidate who filmed votes 
flipping from her to a rival on numerous voting machines in a warehouse.)

Odd that they didn't mention Sarasota FL, with its 18,000 recent 
"undervotes" and multiple technical problems.  They are talking about 
re-running the election because so many votes were lost.

Whoever wrote that article has a very restricted interpretation of 
"losing votes".

Catherine

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