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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:46 PM
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106. how much tolerance do those machines have?
If it occurred naturally, with say - loose chads falling into the wrong place and accumulating so the card won't seat properly, then it would occur gradually over time, and perhaps be corrected one or more times during the day as a sharp-eyed voter realized the problem and cleaned, or insisted on a poll worker cleaning the mess out.

I wonder how much tolerance the card readers have for this? How far off the mark could the punch be before it fails to read or reads as the next candidate down the list?

If it was intentional I'd still imagine some sharp-eyed person might discover it and it would hopefully be reported and show up on some voting problem reports databases as blatant tampering.

But I guess I don't get your theorem. If Disqualified were at the bottom, then it would catch votes intended for the candidate above. If Kerry were at the bottom then shifted votes intended for Kerry would be below all the Pres candidates and either not read, or reading as a Senator vote? Producing under-votes for president rather than a vote that appears to be for another candidate?

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