Shannyn Moore,The Huffington Post
I’ve written another piece like this. It was after the last election. I said it the three elections before that. In the words of baseball great Yogi Berra,it’s Déjà vu all over again! I’m writing and talking about the same thing,in what has become an even-year ritual:Alaska doesn’t count votes properly and hasn’t for years. Alaska still uses the Diebold Accuvote Optical Scanners. The same Diebold machines California “decertified”because of the “Deck Zero”anomaly after the company admitted the software error plagues all versions of their paper ballot op-scan systems,deleting the first batch of scanned ballots under certain circumstances without alerting elections officials to the deletion.
I’m not a Joe Miller fan. My “horse”is out of the US Senate race in Alaska…
According to the Division of Elections’Diebold-produced vote reports for 2004,as posted on the Division’s official web site,a far larger number of votes were cast than the official totals reported in the statewide summary. In the case of President George W. Bush’s votes,the district-by-district totals add up to 292,267,but his official total was only 190,889-a difference of 101,378 votes. In that year’s U.S. Senate race,Lisa Murkowski received 226,992 votes in the district-by-district totals,but her official total was only 149,446-a difference of 77,546 votes.
The Division’s own posted data for 2004 shows that in 20 of the 40 State House Districts,more ballots were cast than registered voters. In 16 election districts,the voter turnout was over 200%.