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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 04:50 PM
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60. Faun, if you have any info "links" or such about "precinct level pre-scan"
Edited on Sun Dec-05-04 04:52 PM by KoKo01
please PM me. This is very important because we have folks working on this, but computer code and Opti-scan" procedures cause their eyes to "glaze over" and we don't really have enough info about the "Opti-Scans" to show the problems with them.

I've tried to read as much as I can about the Touch Screens but everyone seems to love the Opti-Scans because "Poll Monitors" can match up the signatures from the Precinct Poll Books with the number of ballots fed through the machines and so folks think they are safe, i.e. "paper trail." BUT, we don't have enough info on how the "scanner can be set" to read the pen markings and whether the scans will read pencil or other pens if the Polling place has heavy turn out and folks need to use their own writing implements in the rush, and we don't have enough info on how the "starting count" is done. Who knows what's inside the machines?

Most folks I've talked to think they are "simple counting machines." They don't expect that something can go wrong because the paper ballot matches the signatures from the polling books.

I need some links and more info.. I think they were manipulated here in NC...but there's no way to explain it to folks so I sound "tinfoilhat."

BTW: We used the ES&S Opti-Scans here in NC.
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