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Local livejournaler juliandrago has posted a scan of part of his Michigan absentee ballot, which appears to have a fairly severe printing error: the candidate names and optical scan arrows in the “Presidential” section are suffering an off-by-one error which has the effect of either rendering the voter unable to vote for George W. Bush or causing voters who think they are voting for John Kerry to actually be voting for George W. Bush.
juliandrago is seeking others who have received a Michigan absentee ballot to see if this is a widespread phenomenon.
Update 4:15pm, Richard Murphy: It appears this is a known problem with some ballots. At the very least, Alma’s ballots were misprinted, and replacements are being mailed out. So far, though, the only media coverage this seems to have received is the LiveJournal post linked above, the Daily Kos (linked in comments to this post), and now here.
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