245 Electronic Votes Lost In Florida Primary

from the again?!? dept

It’s amazing just how many problems Florida can have with voting. The state that brought you the butterfly ballot and the hanging chad hasn’t done much to improve its reputation as a place where your vote isn’t particularly sacred. We’ve already written about electronic voting records that were deleted in a hard drive crash and electronic audit trails that didn’t match up with actual voting records, and now comes the news from Mikester that in the primary last month, one election official forgot to switch an e-voting machine from “testing” mode, meaning that 245 votes weren’t counted. Luckily, this glitch was eventually caught a month later — and didn’t change the results of the election, but you have to wonder how many of these situations aren’t caught at all.

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