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Hostile mood at town hall

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Web Posted: 5/5/2005 7:28:36 PM


The talk was overwhelmingly in favour of manual vote counting at a town hall meeting last night in Thunder Bay.


Over sixty people turned out for the event, hosted by City Councillor Lawrence Timko and the mood was decidedly hostile towards the current electronic voting system. Many different reasons for the opposition were given ranging from machines taking jobs away from people, to computer hackers re-programing the machines and changing election results. But the bottom line was no one trusts the machines to get the vote count right.

A quick and unofficial straw poll was taken at the meeting, with the vast majority voting for a return to having votes counted by hand. Timko is expected to report back to city council at Monday's meeting.


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