When Miami-Dade election department workers locked the doors of their Doral headquarters on voters who showed up to vote by absentee ballot on Sunday, anger spread through the line of nearly 200 people and lingered even after voting resumed about an hour later.
Voting rights advocates are fuming about a change to what they say is an election night “best practices procedure.” The issue is only in Miami-Dade as far as CBS4 Investigates can tell.
Imagine going to the polls November 6th and casting your vote for President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney… and somehow the machine thinks you voted for both candidates. That’s called an overvote… and your vote may be thrown out. Sounds impossible? CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen says it’s not.
A decade ago Miami-Dade was embroiled in the politics of computerized voting and scandal within the election department.