Thursday :: May 26, 2005

Some Florida Touch Screen Machines Triple Counted Ballots Last November


by Steve

Interesting. An audit by an election rights group in Florida found irregularities with how touch screen machines counted votes in last November’s election. Specifically, in Miami-Dade county, it was found that touch screen machines triple-counted votes. And this got a collective “ho-hum” from Florida election officials.

Did I mention that 15 of Florida’s counties use touch screen machines, including most of the heavily populated ones? And did I mention that this triple counting wasn’t detected by any elections official?

And it turns out that in some cases where the auditors looked, the number of people who signed in to vote was never compared to the actual number of ballots cast in those precincts.

Move on, nothing to look at here.

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