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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-09 02:18 AM
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6. I love a friendly debate, "You prediction is based on no evidence"
Edited on Thu Feb-19-09 02:35 AM by kster
In America we started out with Voice vote or with Paper Ballots put into ballot boxes.

"We started with an extremely corrupt system" No we started with voice vote paper ballots, put into ballot boxes.


"They have many failsafes to prevent this" I'm sure we in America thought we had failssafes but along came the paperless lever machine.

Women practicing voting

(In 1913 we Americans have already been convinced to go paperless voting)



A group of women in Chicago practice casting votes in a municipal election by means of a voting machine in 1913. The first year in which all American women could vote was 1920.



(With paperless mechanical voting in place all the politicians need to do is convince us that eletronics is the way to go, for christsakes they have already convinced us to vote on paperless mechanical voting machines for the last 50 years).



From Mechanical to Electronic

In the early 1960s new computer-read ballot systems entered the market for voting equipment and eventually triumphed over mechanical machines.

Voters use either a stylus or punch to perforate a computer punch card ballot or mark a standardized form using a no. 2 pencil.
Introduced in the 1990s, computer touch screen and direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems use familiar graphic layouts and capture votes digitally.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/vote/intro.html

(I don't know if this is evidence of where Venezuela is headed, but if history reapeats itself).

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