You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #18: These reports sound like a Primary with separate Dem and Repub machines. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:44 PM
Response to Reply #14
18. These reports sound like a Primary with separate Dem and Repub machines.
Of course it's not supposed to work that way in a General Election. But if it did, it seemed obvious enough for voters to be aware of it. Therefore, it's a transparent problem that could have been solved with emergency paper ballots which, by law, have to be counted on election night at the polls.

That seems like a pretty safe system to me, provided there are observers allowed, which of course there are for every party on the ballot at each precinct.

Certainly, there can be room for improvement, but so far, what you are describing is a very small number of problems that are limited in scope to very few votes possibly being affected. Not exactly viral!

If just one of our new op scanners starts misbehaving, you're talking about thousands of votes, and no one will be the wiser. And of course, there is the potential for that to be quite viral!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC