November 7, 2002

Questions About the Voting

[thanks to Mark Crispin Miller]
According to Vote Watch the voting machines in Missouri were not certified as required by Missouri law and tabulation is being done in secret without the public being able to monitor it.

One of six were turned away because Tuesday was the first general November election since precinct boundaries were changed based on population counts from the last U.S. census. See

Provisional ballots were counted only after ballot-by-ballot review. See KOLR10

Heavily black and Democratic St Louis had a shortage of punch cards. See CNN

In Minnesota absentee ballots for Wellstone were not counted, while those for Coleman were. See Vote Watch

People still in line at 8 p.m. weren't allowed to vote, in violation of state law. Lines were longest in the metro (Democratic) areas. See United Press International.

Minnesota's 100,000 absentee voters were required to hand-carry new post-Wellstone ballots to their precinct, if they received them in time by mail in the first place. Considering that absentee means gone, undoubtedly few were able to do this. See The Daily Northwestern

Voters went to wrong precincts because of redistricting. Many voters used faulty, uncountable ballots. Some ballots contained both Wellstone and Mondale. See

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