Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 10/28/04)

Georgia. July, 2004. Diebold.
Touch screens show 14% undervote in U.S. Senate race.

Touch screen voting machines reported U.S. Senate votes from only six out of seven Democratic voters.*

While the machines reported 14.5% Democratic undervotes for U.S. Senate, they reported only 3.2% Republican undervotes.**

In the next few days, Secretary of State Cathy Cox will release numbers showing that on July 20 voters requested more Democratic ballots (731,111) than Republican ones (671,961). The numbers are based on ballot counts slowly being assembled from the 159 counties.

... On the Democratic side of the U.S. Senate race, 625,115 votes were cast. That means nearly 106,000 Democrats 14 percent of the total took a look at the eight-candidate field. And passed.

* So Democrats ran No. 1 after all. But one in six voters couldn't take the U.S. Senate candidates seriously. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October 27, 2004. By Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway.

** Percentages are based on total ballots reported in the above article and total votes reported on the Georgia elections results site for Democrats and Republicans

See: Diebold in the News

News stories make it rapidly apparent that
electronic voting is not reliable, accurate, or secure.
Any one who claims otherwise is either ignorant or deceptive.
~ Joseph Holder