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tej Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 02:57 PM
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40. Part of the issue, maybe?
You point is well made & I agree there are poor checks and balances with electronic voting. The same argument could be made regarding computer tabulation too. Basically the "honesty" is by the poll workers, tabulators, city, county & state officials who certify the vote. I live in Nevada with electronic voting with a paper trail system attached (state law) and am very comfortable with our new system. Even so, we are a red state this year too with about 70% voter turnout.

Another very strong possibility was that rural areas are mostly conservative & Christian, while urban areas are more liberal. How do you suppress or affect urban votes? Since most non-voters simply do not wish to take the time, you could limit voting booths to create long lines hoping to loose some folks who simply do not want to wait? Even with with 6-8 hours wait, you are going to loose some of the vote period. Another possibility is that tabulation of absentee ballots are not counted until after Voting Tuesday; Make a big push for absentee voting in urban areas hoping the challenger will concede first before all votes are counted? Veil voter intimidation by poll watching & so on. You really only need to effect about less than 1% of the urban vote really?

In any case, we cannot start a civil war while we are are at war with Terrorist - we simply need to examine what is wrong & fix it for next time... DU rules!!!! :)
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