Thursday, January 8, 2004

New System no easy touch for 134 voters in Broward

By Erika Bolstad, Miami Herald, 1/8/04


"Three years after helping render punch-card voting systems obsolete, Broward County voters have proven that no election system is foolproof.

"In Tuesday's special election to fill state House seat 91, 134 Broward voters managed to use the 2-year-old touch-screen equipment without casting votes for any candidate."....

"None of this would have drawn much notice had the race to fill the District 91 seat in Northeast Broward not been so breathtakingly close, said Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, who survived her own recount in 2000 after designing a controversial ''butterfly'' ballot.

"''We always pray for large margins,'' she said."

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