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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-08 10:49 AM
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1. education on the paper records may be the priority right now
Brunner should be announcing a post-election audit directive (and Franklin was part of the pilot audits), so if the paper records are (even approximately) correct, there can be the wherewithal to correct any wrong results. There are lots of "if"s down that road, but I think it ought to be easier to teach voters to check the paper records -- and to squawk if there is a discrepancy -- than to get them to send in postcards.

Also, numbers seem to favor the paper record approach. If 5% of votes were flipped, tens of thousands of voters in Franklin County would have the opportunity to detect and report the problem -- whereas with postcards, the problem can't be authoritatively demonstrated unless almost everyone submits a postcard.

I'm not flat-out against any "parallel election" approach, as long as it doesn't distract from other work that has to get done.
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