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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 10:57 PM
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2. I seem to recall the last election didn't go all that smoothly over in Italy.
Even WITH all of those precautions!!

Berlusconi was bullshit that he failed to stuff enough ballot boxes to keep the job--he tried to demand a recount....all you have to do is check the old news reports, there were allegations of MAJOR voter fraud flying THICK and FAST.

At the top of that sunny declaration:

Unfortunately the next sentence in no more true because an italian magazine in November, 2006 made allegations about the results of the April, 2006 general elections. To clear any doubt both the Houses of the Parliament have decided to recount ballot papers. The "Senato" will recount only its blank and void ballots all over Italy. The verification of only blank and void ballot papers is possible since they are stored apart from valid ones. The "Camera" will recount all its ballots (valid, blank, void) voted in 10% of the polling rooms. The polling room to be verified will be randomly selected and the recount will last until next July (about). If it will be proven that official records match the results of recounting no further recountig will be done. Otherwise a full recount will occur. Here is the news in english. If the recount will confirm the result, the quality of the italian paper procedures will be proven!

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  -Italian paper electoral procedures (Hand Counted Paper Elections) kster  Feb-17-08 10:50 PM   #0 
  - Yep, and they know how to life right too. K*R  autorank   Feb-17-08 10:52 PM   #1 
  - I seem to recall the last election didn't go all that smoothly over in Italy.  MADem   Feb-17-08 10:57 PM   #2 
  - Italy: electronic vote-counting experiment during 2006 general election  kster   Feb-17-08 11:12 PM   #3 
  - One race vs. 50.  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 12:27 AM   #4 
  - The old complicated ballot routine  kster   Feb-18-08 12:37 AM   #5 
  - Stupidity = the same idiotic rant that LA County = New Hampshire  eridani   Jan-30-09 03:29 AM   #25 
     - Joe Biden knows how to make it possible to Hand Count the Paper Ballots  kster   Jan-31-09 03:33 AM   #26 
        - Tell us all about how you got your county to switch to HCPB n/t  eridani   Jan-31-09 05:34 AM   #27 
  - Your post seems extremely biased. That's a given election in one jurisdiction.  Wilms   Feb-18-08 09:16 AM   #7 
     - The ballot shown was 2006 General Election  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 12:03 PM   #8 
        - How many jusisdictions have a "long and complicated ballot"? How many don't?  Wilms   Feb-18-08 02:19 PM   #10 
           - I'm not sure that we have disagreement.  troubleinwinter   Feb-18-08 07:09 PM   #11 
           - I agree.  Wilms   Feb-18-08 09:24 PM   #12 
           - I'd suggest a different method for auditing hand counts out of general principle  eridani   Dec-27-08 07:07 AM   #23 
           - NC has around 24 contests on the GE ballot, New Hampshire only 12  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 07:27 PM   #30 
  - Oh my God, bring some of those people over here to give us some advice. K&R!  Stevepol   Feb-18-08 08:14 AM   #6 
  - Hopeful news here; REMEMBER, contempt w/o investigation is highly intellectually dishonest  Land Shark   Feb-18-08 01:18 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for this post, kster.  Wilms   Feb-19-08 10:15 PM   #13 
  - Thanks, Al Gore said the same thing  kster   Feb-20-08 02:38 AM   #14 
     - Very nice. But Al was talking about FL2000.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 09:13 AM   #15 
        - GOP candidate Albert Howard on Hand Counted Paper Ballots, February 16, 2008  kster   Feb-20-08 12:23 PM   #16 
           - Re-read what I wrote.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 06:16 PM   #17 
           - This thread was made to show that  kster   Feb-20-08 11:08 PM   #18 
              - Of course I realize that.  Wilms   Feb-20-08 11:30 PM   #19 
                 - Did you ever have an itch in the middle of your back,  kster   Feb-21-08 12:04 AM   #20 
                    - Son of a bitch I have a Wilms  kster   Feb-22-08 02:31 AM   #21 
           - kick.nt  kster   Jan-24-09 10:44 AM   #24 
  - kick.nt  kster   Dec-20-08 12:17 AM   #22 
  - They make some nice ass shoes and suits too  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 01:54 AM   #28 
     - They have more sense than us when it comes to counting ballots,  kster   Feb-02-09 03:26 AM   #29 
        - the big question KSTER is did YOU get hand counted paper ballots in your town?  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-02-09 07:28 PM   #31 
           - I'm not making the connection  kster   Feb-02-09 11:17 PM   #32 
              - I just wondered if you had worked to get hand counted paper ballots  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-03-09 12:09 AM   #33 

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