Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Punch Card Ballot Suit

Punch-card voting systems are susceptible to errors, but most of those mistakes are caused by the voter, not the machines, an Ohio election's official testified in the first trial challenging punch-card balloting since the 2000 presidential election.

Dana Walch, director of election reform at the Ohio Secretary of State's office, testified Monday that state studies show the voter makes most errors that lead to punch-card votes not being counted, such as picking more candidates than allowed in a contest.

But the state acknowledges there are some mechanical problems with punch cards, which Walch said are more complex than other types of voting.

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Ohio, claiming the punch-card machines are not uniform and in several counties are antiquated and don't allow voters to correct mistakes
These are the same types of folks who don't want the electronic machines. Is it just me or is it starting to sound like the liberals don't want ANY method of elections because they will lose no matter which way we do it?

Just asking...


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