Voting Machine Problems In (Where Else?) Florida
from the but,-of-course... dept
While there have been sporadic reports here and there of electronic voting problems, the bigger problems are now coming out. Apparently, down in Florida, someone forgot to plug the machines in properly (brilliant!), and the batteries ran out, leading to 37 votes going “missing”. The details are a bit sketchy at this point, but the idea that a machine might run out of power seems like an obvious possibility to prepare for, and it’s stunning (though, unfortunately, not surprising) that these machines appear to have been unable to deal with that.