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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:46 PM
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6. That machine in the picture is mechanically identical to the ones in use today.
Though the ones in use today have the lever in a different location, and the levers are now plastic, it's essentially the same machine it has been since the 30s. Some of our machines in my town go back to the 40s and 50s. Once in a while, we have problems, but we set up a spare, and we are good to go. There are so many locks and interlocks in these machines, I believe that is highly improbable to get an inaccurate count.

Those who believe that if there's a problem, and they throw technology and money at it and it will go away, are sadly mistaken.
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  -Even NY's Blind Governor (like most others) Doesn't Use Accessible Ballot Marker. Votes on Levers. Wilms  Sep-14-08 05:02 PM   #0 
  - I've been voting with levers since my first election (1984)....  Cooley Hurd   Sep-14-08 05:08 PM   #1 
  - I like that analogy - it is a nice mechanical feel. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Sep-14-08 05:11 PM   #3 
     - It's REALLY mechanical - you push your levers and pull the handle...  Cooley Hurd   Sep-14-08 05:19 PM   #4 
        - That machine in the picture is mechanically identical to the ones in use today.  RoccoR5955   Sep-14-08 05:46 PM   #6 
  - That was the case in my polling place in California in '06  LeftyMom   Sep-14-08 05:11 PM   #2 
  - To be fair, the NY machines use a "ballot sleeve" to help keep the vote secret.  Wilms   Sep-14-08 05:59 PM   #7 
     - They do here too (it's a legal sized file folder, but whatever)  LeftyMom   Sep-14-08 06:11 PM   #10 
        - Thanks for that info.  Wilms   Sep-14-08 06:14 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for the info... More ammo to get rid of that garbage.  RoccoR5955   Sep-14-08 05:40 PM   #5 
  - Actually, there is a stipulation to keep the levers...sort of.  Wilms   Sep-14-08 06:03 PM   #8 
  - SIGN THE PETITION TO KEEP THE LEVERS HERE:  Bill Bored   Sep-14-08 06:09 PM   #9 
  - First of all, this is no surprise....  Bill Bored   Sep-14-08 06:26 PM   #12 
  - Blah, blah, "fantastic job at keeping DREs out", blah, blah.  Wilms   Sep-14-08 06:34 PM   #13 
     - Well, there is more than one definition of "fantastic." nt  Bill Bored   Sep-14-08 11:36 PM   #14 
  - if you ask some disabled advocates...  WillYourVoteBCounted   Sep-15-08 12:59 AM   #15 
     - Ramp and doorways wide enough for wheel chairs too.  Wilms   Sep-15-08 10:18 PM   #16 

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