Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 10/20/04)

Uxbridge, Massachusetts. April, 2004. Diebold.
Optical scan failed to read 171 ballots.

The machine failed to read 171 ballots because they were completed with the wrong kind of lead. Recount of the selectman race overturned the election. Because other candidates did not file for a recount in time, the other races cannot legally be recounted. Thus the other races remain in question.*

The final decision was reached seven weeks after the election, after two hand recounts.

* Town slated to hold second recount. Milford Daily News; Wednesday, June 2, 2004; By Sara Withee, News Staff Writer.

See: Diebold in the News

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Any one who claims otherwise is either ignorant or deceptive.
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