Wednesday, November 22, 2006

High Undervotes in Statement of Votes Cast Report

The BOE has released its unofficials Statement of Votes Cast (SOVC) report (large PDF file), which is the standard election report produced by the Diebold GEMS server. Check out the results starting on page 112. If one adds the total votes cast for the two candidates ("total votes cast") and then compares this to the "times counted" column, you'll see significant discrepancies - big undervote rates.

Note: In the SOVC report, the "times counted" column is essentially the total ballots cast in that race. Hence, total ballots cast less total votes cast equals total undervote. This number of undervotes seems hard to swallow as the voters' will.

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