Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Marion County Election Disaster--Votes Missing From 66 Precincts
The Marion County Election Board met in an emergency meeting this morning according to WTHR to try and figure out why memory cards from the voting machines in 66 precincts never made it to the election center to be counted. The loss of the memory cards could impact the outcome in several races, including the tight race between Rep. Ed Mahern (D) and Jon Elrod (R), as well as township races in Lawrence, Warren and Wayne Townships. Doris Ann Sadler thinks election workers might have just been tired and tossed the memory cards in baskets with other election materials. Workers are now rummaging through election garbage to recover the missing memory cards as we write. The paper ballots should still be in the machines. I don't quite know why they don't simply rescan the paper ballots. This really bolsters confidence in our election system.