Florida county ballot design raises questions about Election 2000: “The result of the 2000 U.S. Presidential race was so close that some Democratic Party officials argue that one Florida county’s hard-to-use ballot may have unfairly decided the presidency. Critics argue that some voters in Palm Beach County, Fla. might have accidentally voted for Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, when they thought they were voting for Al Gore. Gore’s name was the second name in the left column; but punching a hole in the second circle actually cast a vote for Buchanan.”