Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Voting glitches and fraud

A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered a variety of voting glitches in six different states. Amongst the findings from the election just gone by:

More than 181,000 dead people were listed on the rolls in the six swing states, despite efforts to clean up the country's voting system after the 2000 election.

Thousands more voters were registered to vote in two places, which could have allowed them to cast more than one ballot.

Further, more than 90,000 voters in Ohio cast ballots without a valid presidential choice. Either they decided not to choose a candidate, the machine failed to register their choice, or they mistakenly voted for more than one candidate.

And the FBI is investigating allegations that Republicans in Florida mounted a large-scale campaign to tamper with ballots.
On a related front: 'Programmer Built Vote Rigging Prototype at Republican Congressman's Request!'