Maybe they took a play out of the Republican playbook
Originally Posted by subroc
Why Usability Testing Matters --
Palm Beach County Ballot Design Raises Questions about Election 2000
08 Nov 2000; Dennis G. JerzThe result of the 2000 U.S. Presidential race was so close that some Democratic Party officials argue that one Florida county's hard-to-use ballot may have unfairly decided the presidency.
Critics argue that some voters in Palm Beach County, Fla. might have accidentally voted for Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, when they thought they were voting for Al Gore. The Democrats are listed second in the left column; but punching a hole in the second circle actually cast a vote for Buchanan.
- Election Day
h Early morning decision first in Bush's favor and then too close to count
- Results from Florida show George Bush lead to be 1,784- thus automatically triggering a machine recount
First recount shows George Bush ahead by 327 without counting absentee ballots. The Democrats request manual recounts in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Voulusia Counties
- Palm Beach announces it will recount- Bush goes to federal court to bar the recount.
2,912,790 - George Bush
2,912,253 - Al Gore
97,488 - Ralph Nader
17,484 - Pat Buchanan
16,407 - Browne
2,281 - Hagelin
1,804 - Morehead votes
1,371 - Phillips
622 - McReynolds
562 - Harris
34 - Chote
6 - McCarthy
All you righties cry when something doesn't go your way. Florida law requires a recount when the votes are close. The Republicans had to go to Federal Court to stop a recount on a ballot that was designed by a Republican in charge of the desigining of the ballot. Go figure.