GAO to investigate election irregularities

Nov. 24, 2004 at 5:47 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential election.

The investigating arm of the U.S. Congress, the GAO was asked to take the step by Democratic lawmakers who requested the agency to investigat the security and accuracy of voting technologies, distribution and allocation of voting machines, and counting of provisional ballots.

Democratic Reps. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, Jerrold Nadler of New York, Robert Wexler of Florida, Robert Scott of Virginia, and Rush Holt said in a statement that the House Judiciary Committee has received 57,000 complaints about of voting irregularities.

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