Something - whether a force of nature or a giant UFO - burned a hole in the technosphere over western Tampa bay during the August primary election night. (link)
Three forms of technology all failed at the same time requiring the dramatic "rescanning" event of tens of thousands of early voted ballots after they were rushed in dramatic fashion back to the elections supervisors office.
A glitch in the phone lines, tabulator device and memory cards were discussed.
Supervisor of elections Deborah Clark offered only the explanation of a failed "gateway device" and left it at that.
During the general election in November Clark had also previously sent out a robo call telling some voters the wrong day to report to the poling places(link)(NEXT Page click here)
st. lucie glitch
West v murphy
Memory card failures, a dramatic court hearing resulted in a squeaker victory of political newcomer U.S. Rep Patrick Murphy, democrat, over incumbent Republican Alan West in the 2012 18th Congressional District race
Election results were more than two days in coming following numerous glitches and foul ups reported by Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker
Included in the mix were a 500 ballot discrepancy and late ballots found in a church polling precinct
Alan West vowed to take the fight to the highest court following an unfavorable result after a court ordered partial recount, but strangely went silent after consultation with republican operatives (Link)
Welcome to the machine
Volusia county quantum physics
In 2000 a voting machine counted 16,000 votes backwards, (negative votes!) for Al Gore in the Presidential election.
The single precinct where this glitch happened, 216, had less than 600 registered voters.