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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In Search of Accurate Vote Totals (NYT)

what needs fixing is the idea that you can recount until you win

take the first count and forget it

if it's that close, it doesn't matter which way it goes.

it only matters that the vote be final.

there will always be close elections.

but there won't be elections at all if the vote doesn't decide them.

Nearly six years after the voting disasters of Florida, there are growing signs that the country is moving into another presidential election cycle in disarray.


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