06 November 2004

First vote error found in Ohio

Hours after the polls closed, visitors to Ohio's vote tally web page noticed a problem - an 800-voter district cast 4000 votes for Bush.

The district was using an older electronic voting machine, and the particular error is believed to be an anomaly. Ohio officials say that the error would have been noticed before they released their official tally.

The New York Times has more details: Election 2004 > Voting Machines: Glitch Found in Ohio Counting: "An electronic voting machine in hotly contested Ohio added 3,893 votes to President Bush's tally in a suburban Columbus precinct, even though there are just 800 voters there."

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