And They Didn’t Even Have to Deal With Chads

Orange County, California, used electronic voting extensively in county and state elections last week. In 21 precincts, there were more ballots cast than registered voters. An estimated 1500 voters cast the wrong ballots, and at least 5500 ballots were tabulated for the wrong precinct. There’s a good discussion of this over on Slashdot.

Remember, the 2000 presidential election was decided by far fewer votes than this. All it takes is one fucked-up county in a swing state, and we’ll have four more years of Dubya and the Little Bushie Brigade. Couple that with Diebold’s CEO’s statement that his company is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President next year,” and you have a very scary situation.

posted by Chris on 10 March 2004 at 0058 in politix


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