Sarasota Election Supervisor Kathy Dent was aware that the Diebold OSX optical scanners did not consistently read blue ink. She knew this before the Venice Florida election that was held on Nov 3.
But what does the sample ballot for Venice Voters say? It says
“Use only the marker provided or a blue or black pen.”
See the sample ballot below
THE DIEBOLD OSX DOES NOT READ BLUE INK OR #2 PENCIL.
We don’t have time right now to outline Sarasota Florida’s inglorious failures, just google Sarasota FL 13 Jennings Buchanon or “smoothing filter” + Sarasota and learn how Kathy Dent ignored the warnings by the vendor back in 2006. She wasn’t worried then, she isn’t worried now.
Voting News by Joyce McCloy.
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