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The Movie was Accurate…about the Ballots

June 10th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

The ballots from the disputed 2000 election are still being stored in the state archives They fill nine rows stacked floor to ceiling and occupy more than 4 thousand cubic space of temperature controlled space. The man in charge of them, Secretary of State Kurt Browning, would like to shred them, saying they have no practical use and cant be counted.

They have no administrative value; We cant go back now and recount them if we wanted to because they are paper and paper has a tendency to dry out and become brittle. Keep in mind that a lot of those ballots up there are punch card ballots, they are not scan optical ballots. You have the whole issue of chads. Theyre taking up valuable space. Were paying rent on that space. We could be storing other important documents.

Interest in the ballots has been rekindled by a made for cable movie about the 2000 election.

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