I Guess the Concerns Were Justified, Right?

If it didn't involve people potentially being disenfranchised, this story from the Washington Post would be quite funny: RICHMOND, Oct. 21 -- Efforts by elections officials ...
by | October 22, 2008
 

If it didn't involve people potentially being disenfranchised, this story from the Washington Post would be quite funny:

RICHMOND, Oct. 21 -- Efforts by elections officials in Fairfax County and several Virginia jurisdictions to distribute absentee ballots to military members and others living overseas ground to a halt Tuesday after a group concerned about the state's voting system crashed e-mail servers with a massive letter-writing campaign.

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The e-mails were in response to a report last week that found Virginia is among the least prepared states to handle Election Day problems such as long lines, broken machines and software malfunctions.

Kevin Zeese, executive director of TrueVote.US, which advocates reform in the balloting process, said the letter-writing campaign was designed to show Virginia officials "they are being watched by citizens" wanting the Nov. 4 election to run smoothly.

Josh Goodman
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