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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 12:29 PM
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2. We in NC deliberately chose the term "voting system" to ensure
that all parts of the system, the machines, the software, the tabulator, everything -
had to meet our standards.

We also used the term "voting system" to avoid legislating the use of computers.

In our state, FWIW, hand counted paper ballots are labeled a "certified voting system".

Levers and their accompanying parts are voting systems.

I love NYVV to death, and they have done awesome work, without them NY would be
infected with a plague of DREs.

I also appreciate Voters Unite greatly, and believe that Levers are "part" of a voting system.
They don't have a paper ballot, but a paper trail.

The bottom line is that no man, no congress, should require a state to switch from a system like levers that has a very limited risk, to any form of computerized voting that has profound risk.

To require NY to ditch their levers today will mean buying some of the most unreliable pieces of
crap voting machines there are, likely the Sequoia Crap Machines, the duo combo scanner/ballot marking all in one.

I like to use an all in one printer/fax/scanner at home, but I do not want a combo voting machine
like the Sequoia Insight. That machine is more like a shoddy TV/DVD combo machine, if one part breaks the whole darn thing is screwed.

But in closing, I really HATE to see these two groups working against each other like this.

WYVBC

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