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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 10:38 AM
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32. "better then someone flipping a switch" doesn't mean it's good.
Edited on Tue Feb-17-09 10:39 AM by Wilms
And what prevents "someone flipping a switch" on the machine that does do the counting? An "insider attack" is likely the more likely vote stealing scenario. And that's before we discuss ballot security, coercion, and vote selling/buying.

Vote by mail has it's charm but doesn't find me near as enthusiastic as it's supporters with their cherry-picked arguments.

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  -Way to Rig Elections on Scale Unimagined - Right Here Right Now WillYourVoteBCounted  Feb-15-09 12:32 PM   #0 
  - Internet voting is insane.  aquart   Feb-15-09 12:35 PM   #1 
  - This IS... CORPORATISTNATION!  DaLittle Kitty   Feb-16-09 08:56 PM   #27 
     - So Who Represents US? Answer... Nada!  DaLittle Kitty   Feb-16-09 08:57 PM   #28 
  - Internet voting is a viciously horrible idea. (nt)  w4rma   Feb-15-09 12:50 PM   #2 
  - Internet voting is even less secure than the repugs electronic voting machines.  RC   Feb-15-09 12:54 PM   #3 
  - K&R.....nt  Jack Bone   Feb-15-09 01:12 PM   #4 
  - Sorry, we can't pay attention to this. We are too busy tooting for Hand Counted Paper Ballots and...  Yellow Horse   Feb-15-09 01:22 PM   #5 
  - It's already on the internet - LA County central tabulator is rigged with the internet.  diva77   Feb-15-09 03:41 PM   #6 
  - wonder who will hire the best hackers  flyingobject   Feb-15-09 04:03 PM   #7 
  - Arizona DEMS actually used it in 2000  troubleinwinter   Feb-15-09 05:32 PM   #8 
  - Even if it were secure, which it isn't, it's a bad idea.  Laelth   Feb-15-09 08:50 PM   #9 
  - Ballots from the internet is good, counting across internet is insane.  Festivito   Feb-15-09 10:15 PM   #10 
  - Internet voting would be just another way to keep the poor from voting. n/t  TBF   Feb-16-09 10:09 AM   #11 
  - Vote by mail, Vote by Mail, Vote by Mail. I know, I know, it's to simple.  bagrman   Feb-16-09 11:38 AM   #12 
  - I would think the theft would occur within the Post Office by vote-stealing operatives. nt  valerief   Feb-16-09 11:47 AM   #14 
  - You have to copy the signatures, and that would be tough on 100 ballots.  bagrman   Feb-17-09 09:36 AM   #30 
     - Who checks signatures? nt  valerief   Feb-17-09 11:37 AM   #33 
  - Don't tell my daughter's freshman class that.  Career Prole   Feb-16-09 12:03 PM   #17 
  - Thats great, they would be excited about doing their civic duty.  bagrman   Feb-17-09 09:35 AM   #29 
     - Better believe it!  Career Prole   Feb-17-09 05:17 PM   #34 
  - "better then someone flipping a switch" doesn't mean it's good.  Wilms   Feb-17-09 10:38 AM   #32 
  - Not a good idea in "party machine" states. Every state isn't Oregon.  demodonkey   Feb-21-09 01:23 AM   #36 
  - What, the repubics have figured out the Internets is more than a  acmavm   Feb-16-09 11:38 AM   #13 
  - And it's more than a bunch of nets, too. nt  valerief   Feb-16-09 11:48 AM   #15 
  - Text from an otherwise good bill in Md...  hootinholler   Feb-16-09 11:55 AM   #16 
  - Best way to end this nonsense  Jackpine Radical   Feb-16-09 12:26 PM   #18 
  - only in dem districts  lame54   Feb-16-09 12:40 PM   #19 
     - Not if they think we're working on a methodology  Jackpine Radical   Feb-16-09 04:41 PM   #26 
  - Simple solution: national election laws for national elections  DetlefK   Feb-16-09 12:50 PM   #20 
  - That's, in part, how we got HAVA.  Wilms   Feb-16-09 12:57 PM   #21 
  - REGISTER REPUBLICAN FOR 2012.... support PALIN.... 4 more years of OBAMA ! ! !  happygoluckytoyou   Feb-16-09 12:57 PM   #22 
  - The president of the company has a video interview on San Diego Fox news.  Kablooie   Feb-16-09 01:21 PM   #23 
  - thank you Kablooie  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-16-09 03:41 PM   #25 
  - This is completely insane. Anybody, anywhere could rig it.  TrogL   Feb-16-09 02:27 PM   #24 
  - This must become a frontburner issue BEFORE the next election!!!!  BrklynLiberal   Feb-17-09 10:33 AM   #31 
  - I'm giving this a kick again, because we need to pay attention!  demodonkey   Feb-20-09 09:35 PM   #35 
  - No Way!  a777pilot   Feb-21-09 09:10 AM   #37 

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