Friday, July 30, 2004

Get It in Writing

So, according to the folks such as Gov. Jeb Bush and Secretary of State Glenda Hood, we don’t need a paper trail for the electronic voting machines here in Florida. But someone in the Florida GOP apparently didn’t get the word: they sent out a campaign flier urging Republicans to vote absentee.

The flier featured a smiling President George W. Bush and urged voters not to take a chance with the touch-screen machines.

“The liberal Democrats have already begun their attacks and the new electronic voting machines do not have a paper ballot to verify your vote in case of a recount,” the front page of the mailer reads. “Make sure your vote counts, order your absentee ballot today.” [Sun-Sentinel]

So who’s responsible for this little screw-up? Who knows? There’s no paper trail.