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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-28-10 01:12 AM
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13. Yeah, that's why we stopped doing it years ago...
New York... Tammany hall..

There was a reform movement before last year, and we have an institutional memory.

If you're really, really lucky, you might find the PBS show about voter fraud down South when they had to allow blacks to vote-- it was amazing how they found ways to invalidate votes. Bits of pencil lead glued onto the thumb, false bottoms in ballot boxes...

Most of that sort of thing wouldn't happen around here, but hand counting is just the most error-prone way to do things. You may have noticed that banks use counting machines for large amounts of cash, and ask anyone in retail or cash management about error rates.

I spent some time in retail, and cash reconciliations could be a real pain in the ass. Inventory was a pain, too.

It all goes back to the errors in manual counting, but I'm not going to look up a study for you.
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