Tens of thousands of independent voters in Super Tuesday’s California election will have to suck up the fact that their vote for the presidential primary will not be counted, according to L.A. County’s top elections official.
The Associated Press reports:
Registrar Dean Logan said those improperly filled out ballots are impossible to count by hand because of the county’s complicated voting system, which requires crossover voters to fill in two “bubbles”: one to choose a political party and one to indicate their presidential choice.
“There’s no way in looking at the ballot to discern voters’ intent,” Logan said after releasing preliminary findings about the flawed voting system.
Here’s the first question: After the embarrassing hullabaloo 2000′s election debacle, why the fuzz are we still dealing with ballot bullshit in 2008?
Question number two: Who can’t remember to double-bubble? Doesn’t sound so complicated. First you bubble. Then you… bubble.
We’re gonna go ahead and get presumptuous: It wasn’t the Asians… we LOVE marking up scantrons!
Filed under: Ballots, Broken System, Bubbles, Dumb Errors, Independent Voters, Primaries, Super Tuesday, The 2000 Election Debacle, The 2008 Presidential Election, We Need Electoral Reform Now, Whooppsie
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