Date: Sun Nov 19 2000 - 04:57:46 PST
from today's slate's papers:
Taking a closer look at punch card voting machines, the WP reports
that the Federal Government has "called for their elimination"
since 1988. The story waits until the final paragraph to reveal the
information with the most bearing on the present malaise. In most
places in the country (but not Florida), election workers make all
chad-related decisions (read: discern the intention of voters)
before the first machine count is done, making sure that each
ballot that goes through the machine is cleanly punched.
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