November 10, 2000
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Regarding Florida, I think this picture says it all.
posted by Steven Den Beste (7 comments total)
 
Woof. Is *everyone* going to pass that one around?

posted by salsamander at 10:04 AM on November 10, 2000


Yeah, talk about beating a dead horse.BTW, I found our local ballot so confusing I had to have it explained to me and no, I don't consider myself a moron.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 10:29 AM on November 10, 2000


I can't believe that there are people that actually think voters could not be confused by the palm beach ballot, and that those same voters were all idiots.

Does anyone agree with that image? It's completely unfunny to me.
posted by mathowie at 12:44 PM on November 10, 2000


Matt, remember that these are the same people who believe that if you heard on the radio that Gore won Florida, you then became immediately hyp-no-tized and drove directly home without voting.

See, it's all about personal responsibility ... unless, of course, you personally took the responsibility of deciding that your vote did not count. In that case, the media are liberal and evil and completely to blame for our present crisis.
posted by dhartung at 1:11 PM on November 10, 2000


I also received this rendition of the ballot, via email this week.(I apologize for posting it on my site, I couldn't get the original site it was found on [www.taterbrains.com] to load).
posted by 120degrees at 1:24 PM on November 10, 2000


Someone sent that to me in email today (of course) and I didn't get the joke. Yes, it's frustrating that what seems simple and straightforward to us wasn't so simple to others, but is it really the voter's fault if the ballot design is completely asinine? And who designates that it has to be punch-carded, anyway? I've seen two types of ballots so far in my voting history -- the complete-the-arrows kind and the Scantron-esque fill-in-the-bubble type. The bubble one was pretty clear, but I'd be pissed if I'd gotten that Florida ballot too.

posted by evixir at 10:26 PM on November 10, 2000


Yeah, and why all those damn wheelchair ramps and staircase railings? TTY?

I'd like to see a study on how well seniors do with these ballots. Just by shifting the page a little towards the top the arrow seemed to point at a different number when I voted. This is an accessibility issue, its not about morons or conspiracies. I'm expecting the AARP to get these things changed into something useable.
posted by skallas at 12:32 AM on November 11, 2000


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