Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Relive 2000's Florida Voting Mess at the Grove

(Flickr pic by Moz1.)

To promote HBO Films' telepic "Recount," the pay channel has set up 12 actual Votomatic Florida voting machines -- the ones used in the 2000 Presidential election -- at the Grove today, starting at 10 a.m. According to the network, people can "re-enact the actual voting process and determine if they would have voted for their intended candidate and if their vote would have counted."

I'm guessing the answer is yes, since you'll be fully aware at this point of the confusing nature of the ballot. The point in 2000, of course, was that it was older folks who were confused, and whose votes -- in the thousands, enough to tip the election to Al Gore -- were miscounted. Eight years later, it's still pretty upsetting to think about.

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