24,000 ballots to be sent out in Washington to felons not eligible to vote

Clarice Feldman
KIRO in Seattle reports that 24,000 illegal felons will probably be sent out ballots even though they are ineligible to vote. In fact, some have already voted this year:

SEATTLE -- An exclusive KIRO Team 7 Investigation discovers the state will send ballots to thousands of convicted felons in the next week, even though many can't legally vote.

The Secretary of Stateʼs Office fired up a new multimillion-dollar computer in 2006. Its job was to catch, and then cancel, illegal voters.

Well, not all illegal voters.

KIRO-TV recently ran its own data to double check the state's work. Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne found out the system was set up to ignore the existence of approximately 24,000 convicted felons.

Under the cloak of anonymity election officials said they programmed the computers that way because to do it correctly was too hard.

Nice work if you can get it.
KIRO in Seattle reports that 24,000 illegal felons will probably be sent out ballots even though they are ineligible to vote. In fact, some have already voted this year:

SEATTLE -- An exclusive KIRO Team 7 Investigation discovers the state will send ballots to thousands of convicted felons in the next week, even though many can't legally vote.

The Secretary of Stateʼs Office fired up a new multimillion-dollar computer in 2006. Its job was to catch, and then cancel, illegal voters.

Well, not all illegal voters.

KIRO-TV recently ran its own data to double check the state's work. Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne found out the system was set up to ignore the existence of approximately 24,000 convicted felons.

Under the cloak of anonymity election officials said they programmed the computers that way because to do it correctly was too hard.

Nice work if you can get it.