Wednesday, April 23, 2008

They don't add up!

Ed Felten has a new post on the discrepancies observed in vote totals from some of New Jersey's electronic voting machines in the 2008 presidental primary. See also this post.

Every time Ed (with the assistance of troubled voting officials) documents a new inconsistency in the machine reports, the vendor (Sequoia) and the New Jersey Secretary of State come up with a new explanation of how a harmless error could have crept in. Then he comes up with another clear error, and the explanation has to be made more elaborate to cover it, too.

It's not obvious how long this charade will have to continue until someone in authority insists on an independent investigation. Of course, it's "just votes," it's not like money was involved...

My past posts on evoting.

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