More Votes Than Voters in Miami-Dade
Numbers on E-Vote Machines Cannot Be Checked or Verified
Discrepancies found in votes, signatures
A study on the November general election shows thousands of discrepancies between the number of votes cast and signatures collected by poll workers at the end of the day.
A study by a member of the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition found frequent discrepancies between the number of votes cast and signatures collected by poll workers in the November general election.
The study, expected to be released next week, found that workers at dozens of polling places submitted counts of signatures to elections officials that did not match the number of votes recorded on the touch-screen machines.
[...] because the iVotronic touch-screen machines do not use paper ballots, elections officials may never know for sure -- highlighting a continuing issue with the machines.
"I think it's significant that we can't be sure that things can't be counted, compared and investigated all the time," said the study's author and University fo Miami Professor Martha Mahoney, who also is a member of the coalition.
The news comes weeks after Elections Supervisor Constance Kaplan resigned amid revelations that human error led to the county's iVotronic touch-screen machines tossing out hundreds of votes. The $24.5 million machines have become such an issue that the county manager has asked the elections department to advise him on whether to keep them.
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