25 May 2005

Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition to Release Post-Election Report on Problems at the Polls in November 2004

May 25, 2005

MIAMI – At a 4 p.m. news conference today, the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition will release an in-depth analysis of problems at the polls during the November 2004 presidential election.

The findings of the coalition, which are outlined in the following detailed 30-page report: ("Get it Right the First Time" - "Appendices"), indicate that during the November election, Miami-Dade County experienced serious problems with policies and procedures that are supposed to protect the integrity of the ballot count.

The post-election analysis by Martha R. Mahoney, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law, includes detailed statistics and summaries of problems that were uncovered during early voting and poll closing, including vote-counting problems, discrepancies between the number of voters and the number of ballots and touch-screen voting machines breakdowns.


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