Another Florida Recount

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Sun Sep 05 2004 - 20:38:12 CDT


Another Florida Recount
Well folks, if you're worried about Palm Beach County in the November
election, don't be. This time they only needed to recount the ballots
once to get the number right. At first glance the completed absentee
ballot count was 31,095; the following morning, the website reported
37,839. With a 6,744 discrepancy, election officials spent most of
Wednesday in recount mode.

The race was, ironically, for Supervisor of Elections. Dr. Arthur
Anderson (a Dean Dozen candidate) still won over Theresa "Butterfly
Ballot" Lepore, though by a margin of 1,500 less votes than was
previously thought. While many Palm Beach residents report having made
up their minds as far back as 2000, others became convinced after Ms.
Lepore's refusal to take responsibility for the presidential election
fiasco, and still more disagreed with her consistent support of
paperless electronic voting machines.

The events of the 2000 Presidential Election made it abundantly clear
just how important a paper trail is to maintaining the integrity of our
electoral process. Democracy For America has and will continue to
support advocates of verifiable paper trails, and Dr. Anderson's victory
in the Palm Beach election is considered a major step forward for the
State of Florida.

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