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

Aengus Lawlor aengusl at eircom.net
Tue Nov 21 02:29:11 GMT 2006


On Monday, November 20, 2006 3:34 PM [EDT],
Catherine Ansbro <cansbro at eircom.net> wrote:

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

The article is dated Feb, 09, 2004 and is referring to events in the 2002 
"mid-term" elections. It's not a report of allegations that votes were 
lost - the votes in question were cast by "eary voters", who filled in 
absentee ballot forms at the same time that they cast the votes, so there 
was had proof that the machines lost votes - the number of votes recorded 
was significantly less than the number of absentee forms. And because it all 
happened before election day, there was actually time to document the 
problem, and contact the voters involved.

Aengus





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