Overheated vote-counter automates election, places 60K votes itself

More than 60K votes thrown out by short-sighted election board because machine cast them

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A little more pressure, a little more heat and the ES&S machines could be ready to handle all the balloting themselves, so voters don't even have to go to the trouble of showing up to doodle in their choices.

Obviously this was not a mistake or a hardware glitch. It was time-saving, productivity-boosting automation that the NY Board of Elections was simply too dim and pedantic to realize.

Next time, maybe the machine will let them know they can just stay home and wait for the result rather than having to go out and create it themselves.

Some people just don't appreciate when technology tries to make their lives easier.

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