chapter  6
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Voting Machines

Here is a startling fact. In the 2000 presidential election, roughly 2 million people showed up on election day, but did not have a vote counted in the election.1 Some of these people purposely did not vote in the presidential election, but a substantial number-an estimated 1.5 million people-believed that they had voted when in fact they had not.2 Why were their votes not counted? Some may not have followed directions, but many people’s votes were not counted because of problems with the voting machines they used to cast their ballots.