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Bye Bye Touch Screens

November 6th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Voters in Sarasota County went to the polls today for a contest municiple election, and several county wide ballot initiatives. It is the first time the county has used new optical scan equipment ordered by state lawmakers after touch screens in the county din not record up to 18 thousand votes in the 2006 Congressional election. State elections chief Kurt Browning told reporters today that all was going well.

I hope that the voters are more confident than they were before, not that there was anything to be less confident about. We believe that by having a ballot on a piece of paper that it will provide a greater level of confidence to our voters in Florida.”

Ironically, the legislation that ordered optical scan machines instead of touch screens was House Bill 537, the same number of votes that gave George Bush the Presidency.

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