dimpled chad

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a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached

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Designs include a butterfly ballot with hanging chad pendant for $125, pregnant chad cuff links for $100 and dimpled chad earrings, also $100.
That, for those readers who're too young to remember it or who have sensibly pushed it to the back of their minds, was the election that briefly introduced the world to a new vocabulary of hanging and dimpled chads as one of the world's oldest democracies introduced a voting system that ended with some people believing that they had cast their votes for the wrong candidate.
An increasingly chaotic battle ensued about "undervotes," "overvotes," "butterfly ballots," "hanging and dimpled chads.
It's common for a recount to discover some ballots that have been miscounted, but the errors are usually few in number - at least in Oregon, where ballots are seldom plagued by confusing configurations and don't feature such oddities as dimpled chads.
ELECTRONIC touchscreen voting was supposed to rescue us from the vagaries of butterfly ballots and dimpled chads, but e-voting is turning out to have its own share of problems.
And while most of my peers think it's a really cool idea, lowering the voting age isn't such a cool idea to a lot of adults who remember the reason Palm Beach County gained electoral infamy four years ago: the notorious presidential election, with all those pregnant and dimpled chads.
This was evidenced in the Florida debacle as teams of inspectors from both the elephant and donkey factions pried over hanging, pregnant, and dimpled chads.
Research done before the election on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union - which attempted to delay the election - concluded that 40,000 votes would be lost in counties using punch-card machines because of the poor performance of the machines, which left hanging, pregnant and dimpled chads that gained worldwide fame in the 2000 presidential race in Florida.
He devoted an entire segment of his program to substantiate his allegation that election officials in Florida had deliberately dimpled chads for Al Gore by stacking ballots three thick and then pressing with the stylus.
Is the closet we come out of stacked full of discarded ballots with dimpled chads from previous votes when we decided not to come out?
Others accepted ballots with hanging chads, pregnant chads, dimpled chads, etc.
display of racial leadership, let's at least acknowledge that we may have run into some dimpled chads.
NORC, a nonprofit company affiliated with the University of Chicago, will train and oversee teams of independent "coders" who will notate and categorize the now-notorious missing, hanging, or dimpled chads that resulted in either undervotes (no presidential preference) or overvotes (two or more choices for president) that did not make the final tally.
Interpreting ballots with dimpled chads, Republicans said, was like trying to read the minds of voters.