Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Banned Punchcards

Election-recount limbo is nothing new to some voters in Massachusetts, where four years ago a congressional race was decided by "pregnant chads" and "swinging doors" during a recount of punch-card ballots. As NPR's Tovia Smith reports, the state went on to ban the use of such ballots ... and the winner of that election is now in Washington, where he's proposing uniform ballot guidelines nationwide.

Copyright 2000 NPR