Essays Tagged "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

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Did Your Vote Get Counted?

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Forbes
  • November 13, 2006

This essay also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Last week in Florida’s 13th Congressional district, the victory margin was only 386 votes out of 153,000. There’ll be a mandatory lawyered-up recount, but it won’t include the almost 18,000 votes that seem to have disappeared. The electronic voting machines didn’t include them in their final tallies, and there’s no backup to use for the recount. The district will pick a winner to send to Washington, but it won’t be because they are sure the majority voted for him. Maybe the majority did, and maybe it didn’t. There’s …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.