More Missing Electronic Votes: Candidate Who Voted For Himself Gets Zero Votes
from the easier-to-spot-when-it's-small dept
Remember how the media was saying there were no major e-voting problems in last week's election, just because they hadn't seen any? Once again, the risk isn't in the problems you see, but the ones you can't see. Or, rather, the votes you can't see... or recount. We already pointed to Florida's missing votes, and now comes the news that there were missing votes in the Waldenburg, Arkansas mayoral race. How do we know? Well, candidate Randy Wooten got zero votes for mayor, and he claims he voted for himself (though, I have to admit that it's rather amusing that his wife, who noticed the zero votes, had to ask him if he voted for himself, as it sounds as though she did not vote for him). You can spot these sorts of problems when something like that happens in such a small population, but how would it have been spotted in a larger scale case?