MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Fears of more election glitches in Florida's primary elections appear unfounded, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
It was a crucial test for the state's new touch-screen voting machines and no significant problems have been reported.
The machines have been in 15 of the state's largest counties, including populous south Florida, replacing the punch card devices that were so troublesome in the 2000 presidential election.
There are still concerns, however, the new electronic devices provide no paper trail that can be used in a recount such as the one for President Bush and former Vice President Al Gore in 2000. Bush won Florida after a Supreme Court decision by a tiny margin of 537 votes.
Martinez will face former Education Secretary Betty Castor, who won the Democratic nomination over Rep. Peter Deutsch by a 58-28 percent margin.