Judging Intent   3 comments

Minnesota Public Radio has up an interesting article (with viewer voting) showing some of the contested ballots in the Franken-Coleman race.

It’s illustrative.  When people complained about the last two elections, there were a lot of “how HARD IS IT to fill out your ballot properly?!??!” comments on all sides.  This article shows some pretty interesting examples of how (in a sufficiently large number of ballots) some of the contested ballots get mis-marked in a way that brings some measure of doubt into their intent.  Of course, some of them are blindingly obvious and are challenged as a matter of form, but it’s an interesting article.  Go vote on which way you think the ballots should go, and see how you match up with everyone’s opinion…

[edited to add: Ed Felten posted about this as well]

seems pretty obvious on this one, right?

On the other hand, there’s a reason why you should take voting seriously…

Does writing in a candidate but not bubbling the selection indicate anything?

Does writing in a "candidate" but not bubbling the selection indicate anything? Does the previous section matter?

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Posted November 22, 2008 by padraic2112 in news, politics

3 responses to “Judging Intent

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  1. That totally looks like your handwriting! 🙂

  2. Wow, I didn’t even notice that.

    It does! LIZARD PEOPLE!

  3. I for one, welcome our new Lizard Overlords.

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