While the Iowa Republican party Straw Poll will capture votes on the same type of electronic voting machine that were decertified in California on Friday of last week and found to be "flawed" in a Florida study , party officials have stated that they have no plans to manfully count the ballots.
"Of course, said our election industry expert, "the best way to confirm the accuracy of the tally is to conduct a 100% manual count of the paper ballots with independent observers as monitors."
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Editor's Note: It's official:
THE OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE 2007 IOWA STRAW POLL HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.
100% OF THE PAPER BALLOTS HAVE TO BE COUNTED MANUALLY IN THE LIGHT OF DAY - WITH OBSERVERS FROM ALL THE CAMPAIGNS AS WELL AS MEMBERS FROM WE THE PEOPLE - BEFORE THE RESULTS CAN BE CERTIFIED AND BECOME OFFICIAL.