a change of six ballots in seven precincts when 7K plus ballots were counted
necessarily dropped ballots when you factor in operator/poll worker error in
handling jammed ballots?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Greg Forsythe
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 10:13
Subject: Hamilton Recount - Ward 9
Eight Accu-Votes were used in Ward
9. One Advance Poll and seven election day polls.
The 8 Accu-Votes in Ward
9 counted 7,652 ballots with 159 Blank Voted on election day.
Ballot boxes sealed.
The same 8 Accu-Votes counted 7,658
ballots with 119 Blank Voted for the Recount.
The first place candidate received 22
second place candidate increased by 14
and third place increased by 10
Although the winner remained, the
difference increased from 64 votes to 72 votes.
Conclusion - There were 6 dropped
ballots and 46 votes not counted on election day that were subsequently
counted when the race was isolated.
The ovals were separate and
red, not thick.
Pens were Sanford Express Medium
tip. They should have been bold tip.
Ballots were cut showing timing marks in
four corners. There were some that were not cut correctly and were
culled before the election.
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