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Yellow Horse Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 06:50 PM
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3. None. Absolutely zero.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-10 06:51 PM by Yellow Horse
The election officials I know would prefer swallowing splintered glass shards while gouging their own eyes out with red hot pokers to going back to hand-counted paper ballots.

Even in the tiniest counties.

If there is no money to replace the present machines (especially DRES) with voter-marked paper ballots and optical scanners, you will see the vendors move in fast with a handy-dandy, affordable solution -- Internet Voting. I am sure they are licking their chops already, even as we speak.

Mark my words. And when it's too late, remember what I said when the horrors of Internet Voting make even you wish you could go back in time and support the Holt bill for paper ballots and optical scanners.
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  -How many years of service are expected from OpScanners, BMDs, and DREs? Wilms  Apr-18-10 10:41 AM   #0 
  - I was once told by an elections official that the machines were only supposed to last 3 to 5 years  diva77   Apr-18-10 02:44 PM   #1 
  - Hmmm. I wonder how many jurisdiction might opt for HCPB come replacement time.  Wilms   Apr-18-10 03:14 PM   #2 
  - None. Absolutely zero.  Yellow Horse   Apr-18-10 06:50 PM   #3 
     - Then let's see an affadavit from one of them claiming that.  Wilms   Apr-18-10 07:09 PM   #4 
     - I'm not selling anything. You are.  Yellow Horse   Apr-18-10 09:52 PM   #5 
        - Oh my. More misleading posting.  Wilms   Apr-18-10 10:46 PM   #8 
           - Don't blame me; you hijacked your own thread by bringing up HCPB. It started out as a question...  Yellow Horse   Apr-19-10 12:41 AM   #9 
              - If I followed what happened:  Wilms   Apr-19-10 03:43 AM   #10 
              - And then I suggested H.R. 2894 the Holt Bill as a better option for replacing worn out machines....  Yellow Horse   Apr-19-10 07:54 AM   #13 
              - smile  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-19-10 07:06 AM   #12 
                 - In fact, there are a number of people who ARE out to replace levers with computers.  Wilms   Apr-19-10 10:50 AM   #14 
                    - yes, many people think so  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-19-10 11:41 AM   #15 
                       - But those who hate levers offer no viable alternative; they just hate levers.  Bill Bored   Apr-19-10 12:26 PM   #16 
                          - ah, the world according to Bill  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-19-10 01:49 PM   #17 
                             - If you mean I can't think of a good argument to have mostly unaudited computers running elections...  Bill Bored   Apr-19-10 05:22 PM   #18 
                             - shrug  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-19-10 07:58 PM   #19 
                                - It's not a lack of understanding at all. A lot of people in NY just don't agree with Bo Lipari. nt  Bill Bored   Apr-19-10 11:15 PM   #21 
                             - Why is it a cheap shot? Because it's so obvious?  Wilms   Apr-19-10 09:13 PM   #20 
                                - you may need to review the thread  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-20-10 06:00 AM   #22 
                                   - I admit I don't follow.  Wilms   Apr-20-10 09:50 AM   #23 
     - It's the replacement of lever machines with computers that let the camel's nose under the tent.  Bill Bored   Apr-18-10 10:21 PM   #7 
  - I wonder which machines those were  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-19-10 06:24 AM   #11 
  - Op scanners: 1000 Years! DREs: 163 Hours. BMDs: Who knows?  Bill Bored   Apr-18-10 10:10 PM   #6 
 

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