Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Thursday, November 11, 2004

And now.... Indiana?

No, it's a firmly red state that was never going to go for Kerry. But that's not the point. It's another state that had a glitch in its optican scan machine readers equipment, says this article in the Indianapolis Star.

The highlights (or lowlights) from Franklin County:

BROOKVILLE, Ind. - Election equipment counted straight-party votes for Democratic candidates as Libertarian votes, an error that could affect election outcomes in as many as nine counties, the Richmond Palladium-Item reported today. Democrats discovered the error in Franklin County, where ballots will be counted again tonight. The county's election equipment vendor, Fidlar, notified officials Wednesday of the error. Libertarian candidates received 7 to 8 percent of the votes in Franklin County, which is about 30 miles south of Richmond...

Fidlar has optical scan machines in nine Indiana counties, including two in the 9th Congressional District, where Democrat Baron Hill was narrowly defeated.