18,000 votes are missing in Florida and because they were cast - if they were cast - on a paperless machine, there is no way to have a recount. That's the bad news. The good news is this:
Kindra Muntz of the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections President , a grassroots organization that spearheaded a charter initiative for new machines with paper receipts that received 55.4 percent voter support on Nov. 7. As a result, Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent and the Sarasota County Commission must either replace more than 1,600 paperless voting machines before the 2008 general election cycle, or try to wiggle out of the obligation through court appeals.
County elections are coming around in 2007. There's time for the same thing to happen in Bucks County. We only need a whole bunch more Kindra Muntzes.