What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Reduce Nullification of Ballots by Enabling Voters to Verify Their Punch-Card Ballots Should Problems Arise. (2002 senate Roll Call 32)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Reduce Nullification of Ballots by Enabling Voters to Verify Their Punch-Card Ballots Should Problems Arise.
senate Roll Call 32     Feb 14, 2002
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This was an amendment to a larger election overhaul bill that attempted to address some of the vote-counting problems of the 2000 presidential election. To minimize the number of ballots tossed out from voter error, the amendment would have required states to allow voters using punch-card machines to verify their votes. Opponents argued the requirement would have been too difficult to implement, but supporters, including Progressives, felt it was a way to avoid a repeat of the Florida recount debacle. The amendment failed, 44-50, on a largely party-line vote.

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