Re: North carolina may redo election

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 18 2004 - 13:52:55 CST

This is an interesting case where Unliect's Patriot Voting System
allowed the pollworkers to override an error condition. The error was
that the memory was full and could not accept votes. A better design
would not allow pollworkers to override such an error condition,
right?

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:33:29 -0700, Charlie Strauss <cems@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Due to failure of computerized voting system to properly record voted
> North Carolina May have to redo the november 2 statewide election.
> Apparently they beleive about 4400 votes were lost and from this have
> decided that only the State Ag commissioner race must be re-run. Still
> it's going to cost them a lot, indeed its going to cost them about the
> same price as 1000 voting machines (3 million) , or about $750 for
> every lost vote. Guess they wont be able to afford a paper trail
> system now.
>
> http://newsobserver.com/news/story/1836452p-8153803c.html
>
>

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/
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