Random Guy: "The digital equivalent of a hanging chad."
The U.S. presidential election of 2000 was decided by a number of voting discrepencies in Florida, mostly related to punch-card voting. One of these was the infamous "hanging chad" wherein a choice was not punched all the way through. (It also had a relative, the "pregnant chad", where there was just an impression, not a separation of paper.) By deciding whether to count these hanging chads or not, a corrupt vote counter could help determine the outcome of an election.