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Re: Blank Memory Cards

I know that one is too many, but how many is "a rash" or "alarming" or "extensive"?  We need some hard details.  Have the details of these experiences been forwarded to Larry?  He is collating election night information.  Do we have access to the memory cards that went blank?  Do we have access to the AccuVotes that the cards were used in?  Do we at least have the AccuVote's Serial Number?
We need to retrieve these materials from the field if we're ever going to sit down and figure out what is going on.  We need to see this problem happen in front of us otherwise it is going to continue to happen in the field.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: Blank Memory Cards

We are experiencing a rash of memory card failure that is almost alarming.
We are looking into what the problems might be.  It doesn't seem to matter
if the cards are brand new or a few years old.  Does anyone else have input
or concerns on this issue?  So far, we know that there were extensive
problems in Virginia and Florida in this past election cycle.  ~Ingrid
-----Original Message-----
From: Donald W. Biszmaier <dbglobal@earthlink.net>
To: support <support@gesn.com>
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 9:02 AM
Subject: Blank Memory Cards

>    In the past two weeks I have had three programmed memory cards - one
>in election mode and two in post election mode - that have been blank.
>When the card is inserted it comes up to format.
>    I cannot verify what happened to the cards. They may have been
>mistakenly erased or the wrong card used, but I cannot find proof of
>that either.
>    Has anyone else had a similar problem? Just thought I would check
>after three times.
>    Thanks: Don