Daily Archives: Thursday, 11-Jan-2001

I guess it will never be over. CNN and some other major news organizations are taking another look at Florida’s ballot inventory. They’ve retained an independent, non-profit research firm to count those disputed ballots again.

The National Opinion Research Center, affiliated with the University of Chicago, will evaluate the ballots and classify the marks or lack of marks on each. The firm will not try to determine whether a ballot contains a “vote,” but will only describe the marks.

So we will still have the question of how many votes each candidate got because no one is going to agree which catagories should be considered an intent to vote.

While they are going through this recount it would also be interesting if they figured out how many of the votes were cast by dead people.