Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen


Tuesday, March 02, 2004  

Wire reports are coming in about the wonderful new touch screens, particularly here in San Diego. Big problems.

I voted on them, and I feel violated, to be honest. No recount available, and nobody at the polling place had apparently thought about it. I caused a stink, to be honest. One guy tried to defend them, but fell apart fairly quickly.

When some San Diego poll workers plugged in machines, a screen for the Windows operating system and not the voting program appeared. Officials spent more than two hours getting all machines operating.

The problem, which apparently was triggered by a power fluctuation, affected between 10 percent and 15 percent of the county's 1,611 precincts, said Mike Workman, a San Diego County spokesman.

Officials said they were unsure how many voters had to leave for work before the problem was fixed.
So, how many voters were denied their right to vote due to this problem? And does anybody care?

posted by lazarus | 20:35 | |
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