posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 06:27 PM
I hope they are right about this, another controversial election will make us look worse to the rest of the world! A" superpower" like the US who
can't figure out how to count the votes correctly!
The vote count in this year's presidential election should be far more accurate and comprehensive than the controversial election of 2000, a USA
TODAY analysis found.
More than 1.9 million ballots were disqualified in 2000 because they registered multiple presidential votes or none when run through vote-counting
The rate of voter error - about 2% of ballots - should be slashed drastically this year because of better ballot design, new voting machines and voter
education, say election officials and political scientists who track voting habits.
"We learned a lot about the causes of voter error in 2000. I wouldn't be surprised if the error rate was cut in half," says Philip Klinkner,
co-author of a Harvard University report on spoiled ballots in the 2000 election.
The dramatic improvement in procedures has been overshadowed in this close presidential race by controversy over the accuracy of official lists of
eligible voters. But the number of ballots involved in these disputes is small compared with the ballots discarded nationwide in 2000 because of
errors by voters.
I know Florida will be watched very closely, lets hope it goes smoothly there and throughout the rest of the country.