11/12/2004

A Stolen Election?

A Stolen Election?: ". Votes cast for one candidate were registered for another. In Broward County, Florida, software subtracted votes rather than added them. In Franklin County, Ohio, an older electronic machine reported an extra 3,893 votes for Bush. Local election officials caught that error. But when I asked Peggy Howell, one of those officials, why the mistake occurred, she replied, 'We really don't know.' Were these errors statistically insignificant glitches that inevitably happen in any large system? 'It gives us the uneasy feeling that we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg,'"

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