Actor Kevin Spacey
fears November's U.S. presidential elections could result in the same controversial stalemate that tied candidates George W. Bush
and Al Gore
in 2000 - because of flaws in the vote-counting system.
Spacey plays Gore's lawyer in new movie Recount
, about the dramatic conclusion to the election, when a tense recount in Florida handed Bush the White House - despite Gore having won the popular vote. Gore supporter Spacey is concerned another close race could result in a similarly chaotic conclusion - and he insists technological innovations won't help.
Spacey tells the New York Daily News
, "There's no doubt in my mind that this could happen again. Even if you went from a punch-card ballot to a punch-screen ballot, in which case there's no paper trail. You couldn't do a recount. What was wrong with just checking a box?"
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