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Illinois primary ballot problems

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberUnder a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
Seems the ballots are too wide for the optical scanners, and will have to be hand counted. Hmmm..............nothing suspicious about that, is there. :roll:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/illinois-republican-primary-widespread-ballot-problems-could-slow-vote-count/2012/03/20/gIQACp81PS_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

"Voters headed to the polls today in Illinois, where widespread balloting problems were expected to delay official results in that state’s closely watched Republican presidential primary.

About a quarter of the state’s counties were experiencing problems with their printed ballots, a Board of Elections official said, explaining they were too wide to fit in the optical scanning machines that tally the votes. Those ballots will have to be trimmed or hand-counted after polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern."
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