According to this article, the california Secretary of State showed that the number of people who skipped voting on the recall was zero in three different counties.
The first thing I thought of was, "well, maybe they're small counties." I took a look. The largest of the three had 300,000 voters.
The next thing I thought was, "Hey, the system prompts you so that you can't *not* vote -- every question has to be answered." OK, that's possible -- but other counties using Diebold systems got fairly large undervotes... like 3% for Fresno, 2% for Humboldt and tiny Modoc county, with a little over 3000 people voting, got 2.3% undervoting on this question. Which means at least for some of the people voting with Diebold machines, it's possible to undervote.
Which means that either the Diebold machine's software was changed so that you couldn't -- or that there's something amiss in 3 counties in California.
This deserves investigation, serious investigation.Posted by Ted Stevko at November 16, 2003 01:00 PM | TrackBack