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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Computer foul-up mires CMU student elections

Be careful punching ballots, if you can't find the hole.
Computer foul-up mires CMU student elections The good news about Carnegie Mellon University's student government election this year is that voter turnout was up.

The bad news is that how those people voted may never be known.

All 1,933 ballots were rendered irretrievable by a computer foul-up that -- depending on you viewpoint -- illustrates the perils of electronic balloting or simply shows that technology can bedevil people, even on one of the nation's most tech-savy college campuses.


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