During the 2018 primaries, election administrators in Florida complained of voting machines’ inability to perform and asked that they be replaced to avoid problems on November 6th. Yet voters in Florida faced a lot of predictable issues as they tried to vote for their representatives. Contributing in the democracy of your country is never easy but this year’s trouble in Florida goes beyond normal old-fashioned election day problems. A main culprit has been the use of these voting machines.
Results of key state elections remain uncertain almost two weeks after the polls closed. A great video on the PBS NewsHour explored these issues:
In Florida, extremely close vote margins have triggered machine recounts in three races, including those for governor and Senate. As in the presidential election of 2000, Broward County finds its election practices under intense scrutiny. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the technical details and how confident Florida voters can feel about the results.