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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-13-04 05:46 AM
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3. The paper can be rendered useless.
People may look at their "receipt" and verify it.

But, if they pick it up do they see the previous person's votes?
If they don't pick it up, does it stay on the printer shelf?
What if they forget to pick it up, do they lose their vote in a recount?
What if some people walk out with their "receipt" what will a recount be?

It will be useless for the paper recount, and the insipid Republican mantra of "Everyone agrees..." will be followed by the fact that the paper ballots are worthless. Republicans will spin that into the paper ballots are the problem.

Republicans are the problem.

Readable ballots need to be optically scanned. Casting a vote should occur when a person turns in a ballot. (Not a two step: finish touch-screen, read and turn-in paper ballot) Bar-code technology would be easy to implement, printable at home, printable at a polling station printer, very tamper resistant, just still need random checks.
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  -BBV Robert Cringely on voting machines alfredo  Mar-12-04 06:24 PM   #0 
  - The only way a paper record can work is if  RC   Mar-12-04 06:51 PM   #1 
     - That was one of the options he  alfredo   Mar-12-04 06:53 PM   #2 
     - Cringley is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG with this...  nodictators   Mar-14-04 11:49 AM   #11 
     - The paper can be rendered useless.  Festivito   Mar-13-04 05:46 AM   #3 
     - The ballot is viewed under a glass window. The voter doesn't touch it  alfredo   Mar-13-04 04:29 PM   #4 
     - Thank you. nt.  Festivito   Mar-13-04 05:20 PM   #5 
     - The machines by Avante Internationl Technology, the Vote-Trakkers  Eric J in MN   Mar-13-04 07:39 PM   #7 
        - Vote here is a ruse to take us to the internet  God_bush_n_cheney   Mar-13-04 07:46 PM   #8 
        - At Least With the Avante System....  RedEagle   Mar-14-04 11:02 AM   #10 
     - "the way paper ballots are now."  God_bush_n_cheney   Mar-13-04 07:20 PM   #6 
        - True.  alfredo   Mar-13-04 09:11 PM   #9 

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