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Gambling vote glitch mars tally
Broward County corrected a computer glitch Thursday that had miscounted thousands of absentee votes, instantly turning a slot-machine measure from loser to winner and reinforcing concerns about the accuracy of electronic election returns.
The bug, discovered two years ago but never fixed, began subtracting votes after the absentee tally hit 32,500 -- a ceiling put in place by the software makers.
''Clearly it's a concern about the integrity of the voting system,'' said Broward County Mayor Ilene Lieberman, a canvassing board member who was overseeing the count. ``This glitch needs to be fixed immediately.''
The problem, which resulted in the shocking discovery of about 70,000 votes for Amendment 4, a measure allowing a referendum on Las Vegas-style slots at parimutuels in Miami-Dade and Broward, came to light just after midnight Wednesday when Broward's canvassing board shut down
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
We're in the early stages of putting together a team of ATS staff and members to begin an in-depth research project on the issues surrounding the electronic and computer voting systems used in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election.
Originally posted by stalkingwolf
a problem that i see is that the number of ballots cast will not likely ever
match the total number of votes cast. unless an added choice is provided.
I cannot be the only voter in the country who when faced with the choices
of a fundie, a lieing CS , and someone that has no possible chance , chose
simply not to cast a vote in that race. perhaps a choice of none of the above
would help in the accounting.