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NY-20: Gibson Crosses 50% Mark In Poll | Main | Howard Kurtz Can't Figure Out Why Katie Couric Is Struggling In Ratings, Despite The Fact She Just Told Him Exactly Why
October 26, 2010

Uh-Oh: Electronic Ballots in NV Come With Reid's Name Already Checked?!

The claim is that this is because the touch-screen is sensitive. I think the idea is that when you push the button on the last page, if you leave your finger there too long, it registers as a vote on the next page -- which just happens to be Harry Reid's box.

Scandalous. It's the sort of "error" that could throw an election, and it's the sort of error one can't help wondering if some people weren't too happy to allow to go unfixed.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said there is no voter fraud, although the issues do come up because the touch-screens are sensitive. For that reason, a person may not want to have their fingers linger too long on the screen after they make a selection at any time.

"Especially in a community with elderly citizens (they have) difficulty in (casting their) ballot," Lomax said. "Team leaders said there were complaints (and the) race filled in."

At any time, voters can go back on the screen and review their selections. They are also allowed to make changes and encouraged to double-check their ballot on screen and on paper before it is cast.

Lomax said voters need to have faith in the system.

Yeah, no.

More Uh-Oh: Lefty blogger solicits people's absentee ballots, with signature -- so he can fill them out for voters "completely and correctly."

This appears to be illegal.

Thanks to Annabelle.


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