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Static Blamed For Voting Snafu

October 5th, 2008 14:48 pm | by Ed |

Static Electricity is being cited as a possible cause for a mess in Washington DC primary last September. It seems that 326 people voted at the Reeves Center precinct in September's primary election.

The confusion started when the computer cartridge from the voting machine that captured the voting information was put into the citywide computer to be counted, there were an extra 1500 write in votes on it. This isn't a case of somebody getting access to the tape drives where backup information is kept because unless I'm totally wrong about it, those "cartridges" are actually flash drives.

I think perhaps that there is another possible explanation, having to do with Voting Machine Security Flaws. I guess these election officials haven't seen the videos that demonstrate those flaws very clearly.

Technorati Tags: vote counting problem, voting snafu, extra votes, too many votes, voting machine vulnerability

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