Wednesday, January 05, 2005

If It Looks Like a Stuffed Ballot...

From the Seattle Times:

An unknown number of provisional voters, some of whom may not even have been registered to vote, improperly put their ballots directly into vote-counting machines at polling places, King County's elections superintendent said yesterday.

Once those ballots went into the machines, there was no way to separate them from legitimate ballots.

This would definitely explain why Washington's King county had 3,539 more ballots than voters.