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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-01-09 05:11 PM
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45. That advisory is NOT reasonable!
Edited on Sun Mar-01-09 05:39 PM by Bill Bored
What it says in effect is that an unverfiable paper record of each vote printed from computer memory sometime AFTER an election is acceptable to audit or recount that election, while an election-night paper record of a mechanical counter tally, produced ON ELECTION DAY by a voter manually pulling a lever (the only possible function of which is to increment that particular counter by one vote), is somehow unacceptable or "unauditable."

This is utter vendor-driven NONSENSE and it was done in order to justify the replacement of lever machines with paperless DREs. It's the most disingenuous, convoluted interpretation of a statute that could possibly have been made, and to use it as a reason to use it to justify replacing lever machines with opaque computerized vote-counting systems, without even so much as a statistical audit to back them up, as NYVV has done, is doing a great disservice to the voters of NY, as well as the voters in other states who are forced to vote on paperless touchscreens.

And it will not stand.
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