November 01, 2004

This makes us a bit nervous.

From a local TV station in Florida:

About 13,000 ballots were removed from an early-voting site in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday and rushed to a secure vault in Deland after an optical scan machine failed, according to Local 6 News.

Local 6 News has learned that a memory card, on the machine failed and all 13,000 votes must be recounted.

A computer error is to blame for the failure of the memory card which records the voting data, Local 6 News reported.

When the error was discovered Monday, representatives from both parties were notified.

If bad memory on one machine can mess with 13,000 votes, how many more votes in Florida are going to be affected by computer 'problems'? And at least there's a paper trail when votes are read with optical scanners ... What about when some of the machines without a paper trail stop working right? How would officials recapture those votes?

Via WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL).

Posted by Magpie at November 1, 2004 05:02 PM | Elections | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |