Re: Fwd: ACM TechNews Alert for Monday, August 23, 2004

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Fri Aug 27 2004 - 20:00:24 CDT

On Tuesday 24 August 2004 12:54 pm, Arthur Keller wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:13:30 -0400
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> Subject: ACM TechNews Alert for Monday, August 23, 2004
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> Lost Votes in N.M. a Cautionary Tale
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> A snafu during the 2000 presidential election in
> which 678 votes cast on computerized voting
> machines in Rio Arriba County, N.M., were lost

Huh?
> illustrates that even the best e-voting systems
> cannot prevent miscounts due to programming
> errors caused by inexperienced local election
> staff. ...
What is this editorializing doing in a tech report?

This is nonsense. Nobody has any idea what happened, and the
writer supposes he can diagnose the cause.

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