Skip to comments.Bewildering Those Too Young to Vote (Like Grandpa, Like Grandson)
Posted on 02/20/2006 12:15:46 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
Palm Beach County, Fla., created the controversial "butterfly ballot" in the 2000 presidential election that reportedly confused more than 1,000 Gore-Lieberman voters such that they wound up marking their ballots for a minor-party candidate. In February 2006, local education officials told the Palm Beach Post that too many of the county's high school students apparently knew answers on the statewide comprehensive test but were incorrectly marking the answer sheets. The multiple choice questions require only one circle to be darkened on the sheet, but other questions require darkening digits of an actual numerical answer, apparently bewildering students into darkening too many or too few circles.
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Not true. The "butterfly ballot" had been used in numerous counties for many elections before Florida in 2000. It's just that some Florida voters were too dumb to figure out how to mark their votes on it.
My most embarrassing ballot moment was once when I forgot to turn the ballot over and fill out the backside.
Just plain stupid of me, and I didn't try to blame it on anyone else.
The stories below this one on the link are hilarous!
If in doubt, mark C.
IMHO, the basic problem is called Reading Comprehension....or, in this case, the failure by these same school officials to bother teaching the subject.
This is just another case of the libs' eternal search for victimhood: We can't expect them to admit that they as well as their students are failing without hearing a tale about the deus ex machina that ate all their homework as a cover story.
C'mon now, Redbob. You were plainly a victim of nefarious forces trying to steal the election. You MUST blame this on somebody else. Clearly, you weren't at fault.
Palm Beach County is NooYawk city south. The water is fine, got to be genetic!
So the standardized test not only challenges rote learning, but also simple problem solving.
Those who lacked common sense were bewildered and did poorly.
The system works.
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