Re: Data Model for the Vote Entry Station

From: Nathan L. Adams <adamsn79_at_bellsouth_dot_net>
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 22:07:46 CDT

In Georgia, the technically challenged SoS Cathy Cox was actually fairly
popular in the last election. In 2002 another woman, Kathy Cox, decided to
run for State Superintendent of Schools. There was little doubt during the
election that Kathy would have much to gain from voters who confused her with
the popular SoS. Cathy and Kathy won their respective races. Kathy went on to
put Georgia in the national spotlight by deleting evolution from the state
curriculum [1]. Cathy sold her soul her soul to Diebold [2].

[1] http://s87407375.onlinehome.us/whatnot.php
[2] http://www.cathycox.us/news31604ath.htm

Nathan

On Wednesday 21 April 2004 06:05 pm, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> On Apr 19, 2004, at 10:12 PM, Ed Kennedy wrote:
> > It is possible that you might have two candidates with the same
> > last or
> > first name. I'd recommend that you change the name field to have a
> > Title,
> > first, initial, surname and suffix field to guarantee unambiguous
> > sortings.
> > If I'm missing something here, my apologies.
>
> There was a case that happened in Chicago recently where, in one
> congressional district, a man legally changed his name to be
> identical to the name of the incumbant, then filed papers to run
> for office opposing him, so you had Jackson versus Jackson running
> for office, distinguished only by the party name.
>
> There was significant public outrage, and the guy ended up
> withdrawing from the race, red faced.
>
> Doug Jones
> jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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