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Tilting at Windmills

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March 9, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

ELECTRONIC VOTING UPDATE....The perils of electronic voting have hit home. Literally:

Poll workers struggling with a new electronic voting system in last week's election gave thousands of Orange County voters the wrong ballots, according to a Times analysis of election records. In 21 precincts where the problem was most acute, there were more ballots cast than registered voters.

....David Hart, chairman of Texas-based Hart InterCivic, which manufactured Orange County's voting system, said it would be impossible to identify which voters cast ballots in the wrong precincts because of steps the company had taken to ensure voter secrecy. For this reason, an exact account of miscast ballots is impossible.

Recount? We don't need no stinking recount. After all, there were no close races!

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