Wednesday, November 10, 2004

voting machine added 3,893 votes to President Bush's tally  

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Published: Saturday November 6, 2004


Glitch Found in Ohio Counting By JOHN SCHWARTZ

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.

The error was discovered in preliminary vote counts from Tuesday night, and local officials say it would have been caught in any case and corrected in the final count now under way. But the glitch fed the rumors that have been flying across the Internet since Election Day that results were tipped by high-tech voting machines.

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