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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 09:26 PM
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15. Pencil lead will wear away as gears rub against it over the course of election day...

...Eventually the lead disintegrates completely under the action of the gears, allowing enough votes through to make the results plausible and leaving no trace of the hack (I think the tell tale graphite on the gears can be explained away as lubricant.}

This I was told by an AVM lever machine technician.

Nonetheless, I like levers (like them VERY much as opposed to DRE) but from day one as a pollworker I always worried about what would happen if one of the odometers in back would ever stick.

I also tried to lift "Brownie" (one of our two lever machines in my precinct) over the edge of a carpet once (not realizing they were over 700 lbs) and my chiropractor had extra income for months dealing with my sore back, lol.

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