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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 11:22 PM
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6. for starters, I've more than earned right to be in this forum
1. led activism in my state to get paper ballots.
2. sued Diebold.
3. fought lobbyists of NC ACC who tried to overturn the paper ballot law.
4. have frequently had opeds published in major NC papers in support of voter verified paper ballots
5. have assisted other states with their efforts by sharing information and research.

If you want hand counted paper ballots, you have to do more than post the same thing over and over
in the DU forum. You have to actually work at it, start a movement, write, lead, communicate, mobilize, research, educate. And it helps to provide up to date information.

Its sad to point to Scotland for hand counted paper ballots, but it proves one point - that country had the best voting method available, and they were conned into giving it up, all for "Single Transferrable Vote", a form of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)

Instant Runoff Voting is being peddled in the US hard and heavy, and so the message today and for the future should be - if you want hand counted paper ballots, then reject IRV.

Again, pay attention - SCOTLAND USED TO HAVE HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS.
SCOTLAND WAS CONNED INTO TRADING HCPB FOR THE SINGLE TRANSFERRABLE VOTE AND VOTING MACHINES.

Hopefully someone will come away from this message with that warning - keep elections simple.
Don't adopt IRV or STV or any of these other ranking schemes.
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