Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 10/13/04 - 10/14/04)

South Dakota. November, 2002. ES&S.
Optical scanner double-counted votes.

When an Optech 4C scanner double counted votes, the error was blamed on a “flawed chip.” ES&S sent a replacement chip, and voters demanded that the original chip be impounded and examined. Only ES&S was allowed to examine the chip.*

* Analysis: Senate races in Minnesota and South Dakota NPR: Morning Edition, 6 November 2002.

See: ES&S in the News

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