New York - 60,000 Votes Didn't Count In Last Election
New York - A new study finds that up to 60,000 votes cast in New York state elections last year were voided because people unintentionally cast their ballots for more than one candidate.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/uh3kps ) says the problem had a big impact on predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods. That includes two Bronx districts where 40 percent of the votes for governor were disqualified.
Poor instructions and software used with new electronic voting machines were blamed.
The study was done by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.
The state elections board previously agreed to provide clearer voting machine instructions.
One of the study’s authors, Lawrence Norden, says if that can be accomplished by November 2012, “the problem should be greatly alleviated.”
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