Thousands of ballots in a tight race for a seat on Florida's 15th Circuit Court never made it into the optical ballot scanners. Wired's Kim Zetter, who's covered e-voting for years, has the hard-to-follow story. Ars Technica also hit up election officials for an explanation. Here's a two-line summary of the whole thing:Both the initial tally and a recount were ruined by election workers who didn't return and scan all the ballots they handed out. At least 2,700 of the 102,523 ballots cast are missing. As for the optical-scan machinery built by Sequoia, a few paper jams were the worst reported trouble.