Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Project White House News Bulletin

An electronic glitch in the vote-counting software caused polls in the Tucson Weekly Readers' Endorsement race to close an hour ahead of schedule.

The so-called DST Bug, which evidently failed to account for Arizona’s refusal to participate in Daylight Savings Time, shut down voting at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning instead of noon.

reader_poll_sbbutton-11.jpgThe precise impact is unknown, but millions of voters nationwide may have been disenfranchised by the malfunction.

The incident comes as communities across the nation are struggling with issues related to computer tabulation of votes.

Reports suggest the impact may be even greater because several races among Democrats were tied.

More details as they emerge…

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