Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 08/24/04)

Maryland. November, 2002. Diebold.
Republican vote choices displayed wrong, possibly recorded wrong.

When voters voted for the Republican candidate for governor, an ‘X’ appeared beside the name of the Democratic candidate.

“I pushed a Republican ticket for governor and his name disappeared,” said Kevin West of Upper Marlboro. “Then the Democrat’s name got an ‘X’ put in it.”

Other voters saw a banner announcing "Democrat" at the top of their screen regardless of their choice.

* Glitches cited at some polls. The Washington Times, November 6, 2002.

See: Diebold in the News

No one votes unassisted on a computer;
everyone is "assisted" by anonymous programmers.
~ Mark Ortiz
former candidate for U.S. Representative
North Carolina, 8th District