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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-29-09 03:24 PM
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2009 Holt Bill. E-Voting: Making a Bad System Worse
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Edited on Sun Mar-29-09 03:29 PM by Wilms
While I have found myself lukewarm to supporting or opposing Holt's e-voting bills, there are a few arguments that are thought provoking. Tobi makes a few, here.

2009 Holt Bill. E-Voting: Making a Bad System Worse

by Nancy Tobi

~snip~

Holt supporters advocate for the bill because it provides incremental progress, in that it requires durable paper ballots in every election system.

But the negative Gore vote count in Florida happened in a system using durable paper ballots.

~snip~

The incremental step of getting paper ballots into every voting system offers a placebo effect to make people feel good without improving the democratic process.

~snip~

http://www.opednews.com/articles/2009-Holt-Bill-E-Votin...

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