D.C.'s Primary Mystery
With an election looming, the city's inability to explain an electronic voting problem is not reassuring.
Thursday, October 2, 2008; Page A22
IT WAS BAD enough that thousands of phantom votes cast a cloud over the D.C. primary on Sept. 9. Even more troubling is that three weeks later, District election officials still have no clue as to what went wrong. The Board of Elections and Ethics concluded its investigation into the breakdown with the finding, released yesterday, that a cartridge "inexplicably" added randomly generated numbers to vote totals. . .