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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-02-09 12:33 PM
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23. well, I wasn't talking about courts
Of course the ultimate goal is to be able to correct miscounts. Florida is taking a huge step in that direction by bringing back optical scanners statewide, but the mere existence of ballots does not suffice, we can agree.

But if there is strong evidence of miscount in Martinez/Castor, someone ought to be able to marshal it as it was marshaled in FL-13. Of course it would not alter the outcome, but it would still be an important contribution. And if there isn't strong evidence, that would be worth knowing too.

Incidentally, a few years ago a local election in New York (I believe in White Plains) was overturned based on a combination of the facial implausibility of a particular election district result, physical evidence that the machine had malfunctioned, and affidavits reporting actual voter intent. This example doesn't prove anything in particular, except that it's (1) possible and (2) not very easy to correct clear error. (Strictly, it doesn't even prove (2), but we all know that's true.)
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