New York

The Bush Glitch

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Sarah Natchez, an election volunteer in Florida with Emily’s List, has personally spoken with several voters, and knows of a total of 10 at three different polling places in Palm Beach County, who have experienced the same electronic voting machine problem. They choose Kerry, go through all the voting screens, and when they get to the final review screen, it reads “George W. Bush.” In at least one case the poll worker told a voter, Suzanne Goldstein, it was a “screen error” and not to worry about it. “It’s really shocking, really shocking,” Goldstein said. “Especially encouraging me to go ahead and vote anyway. It’s like if you got $100 out at the ATM and the slip said you got out $1000. This is a serious problem.”