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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 12:13 AM
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They call this optical scanning system the 'Full Employment for Election Lawyer's Act.' - Biamonte
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Edited on Sun Jul-11-10 12:40 AM by Wilms
HAHAHA. There's was LOTS of paper in FL2000 and OH2004. And guess what...

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"Everything is going to be on paper. So the paper will be the paper, but the paper is also much easily subject to challenge then a vote on a lever machine," Biamonte elucidated. "Rather than just challenging the write-in votes, almost everything can be challenged in a close election. They call this optical scanning system the 'Full Employment for Election Lawyer's Act.'"

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"I think there will be a sense that the change was made for no particular good reason," Biamonte said of the general public's expected reception of the new machines. "We had a voting system that we had confidence in, that we knew worked, that had a limited amount of problems. We're replacing it with a voting system that has numerous problems and I think will foster a sense of lack of confidence in the system."

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Meanwhile, is there any mention of the lawsuit to keep the levers? No. How about mention of the lawsuit to correct the overvote notification? No, again.

I'm a bit disappointed with the incuriousness exhibited by the article's author. It's hard to imagine Biamonte not mentioning it.

http://gardencity.patch.com/articles/nassau-to-switch-t...

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