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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Another "Isolated Glitch" in Florida

Funny how these things always happen in "blue" areas...

Early Thursday, as Broward County elections officials wrapped up after a long day of canvassing votes, something unusual caught their eye. Tallies should go up as more votes are counted. That's simple math. But in some races, the numbers had gone . . . down.

Officials found the software used in Broward can handle only 32,000 votes per precinct.

After that, the system starts counting backward.

Why a voting system would be designed to count backward was a mystery to Broward County Mayor Ilene Lieberman. She was on the phone late Wednesday with Omaha-based Elections Systems and Software.

The vote counting irregularity created a false outcome which had to be corrected.

However, we are told that this was an isolated incident ("The System Works") and only affected this one question because it was the only one to get enough votes to trigger the malfuntion.

More people voted on a gambling issue than for Bush or Kerry?