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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-10 09:07 PM
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18. In case you haven't noticed, we've been bombarded with all kinds of (false) assurances...
Edited on Sun Jul-18-10 09:14 PM by Bill Bored
...that our certification process is some kind of cure-all. It's supposed to be the toughest one in the nation; we are to trust our new voting system; etc.

If so, then the fact that this process missed an election law violation (by the software) that could have been detected by reading plain English -- not even computer code -- doesn't give me the warm fuzzies.

The fact that the SBOE is responding to this in a way that will disenfranchise thousands of voters, shows just how easy it is to screw things up with this new system, whether intentionally or not.

The state is not going to enforce its own election law with respect to overvote notification.

The state is not even willing to consider a workaround for the 2010 elections that might save thousands of lost votes.

And the state is not going to rely on software-independent audits, but rather on the software itself to determine most of our election results -- even though we now have proof that the process used to "certify" that software is flawed.

This is a far worse system than the one it's replacing where most, if not all of this incompetence and malfeasance is not possible, except perhaps for a very limited number of voting machines or precincts.
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