Friday, January 06, 2006
Count the Vote
This is sort of interesting. Not so much because it reinforces my belief that Al Gore actually won Florida in 2000 (he did but…), rather it’s the tidbit that so-called “over vote” ballots, where someone punches a candidates name AND writes in that SAME candidate, are thrown out. It seems very clear what the voter’s intention was. Why shouldn’t it count? Not counting it seems to me to be a bit overly litigious in the matter. I also wonder if we have a similar rule here in Illinois.