Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Was It All a Dream?

I can't believe we're going to have to go through all of this crap in Florida again. Hell, it's worse this time with electronic voting thrown into the mix. At least the forces of goodness and light are being proactive.

Voting rights groups sued Florida election administrators on Wednesday to overturn a rule that prohibits manual recounting of ballots cast with touch-screen machines, a lawsuit with echoes of the state's disputed 2000 presidential election voting.

The lawsuit said the rule was ``illogical'' and rested on the questionable assumption that electronic voting machines perform flawlessly 100 percent of the time. It also said the rule violated a Florida law that expressly requires manual recounts of certain ballots if the margin in an election is less than 0.25 percent of the votes cast.