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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 09:32 PM
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69. Read this section of HAVA. Aren't DREs without paper trails illegal?
Edited on Mon Jan-17-05 09:42 PM by Carolab
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/hava/HAVA_2002.html

(2) Audit capacity.--
(A) In general.--The voting system shall produce a
record with an audit capacity for such system.
(B) Manual audit capacity.--
(i) The voting system shall produce a
permanent paper record with a manual audit
capacity for such system.
(ii) The voting system shall provide the voter
with an opportunity to change the ballot or
correct any error before the permanent paper
record is produced.
(iii) The paper record produced under
subparagraph (A) shall be available as an official
record for any recount conducted with respect to
any election in which the system is used.

How can you manually audit electronic votes if there is no paper record other than a machine printout? When a bookkeeper audits, they go beyond the books and look at receipts and invoices, etc.

Here's a paper that argues this, too:

http://www.wheresthepaper.org/
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