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Reply #20: Yes, everyone looked it over, and they were warned after the problem was found in FL in 2008. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 08:44 PM
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20. Yes, everyone looked it over, and they were warned after the problem was found in FL in 2008.
Edited on Mon Jul-19-10 09:13 PM by Bill Bored
So my point is that the certification process sucks and the voting system sucks because it allows boards of elections to set it up in a way that will disenfranchise voters.

Those who still think it's a better system than the lever voting system have not considered the ramifications of this.

A board of elections, or other insiders, could not possibly setup a lever voting system to behave in a way that would disenfranchise so many voters.

The certification process for a lever voting system would not have missed an error as obvious as allowing unintentional overvotes, which levers have been specifically designed NOT to allow for over 100 years.

This is just one example of what can go wrong. And look how the SBOE is trying to save face by not admitting they screwed up, using voter education instead of following the NY election law, saying they precleared the system with the DoJ even though the system does not operate as the SBOE claimed, etc.

This is what happens when you replace a system that's relatively free of such risks with one that's replete with them. Even honest election officials may feel compelled to deceive the public and the authorities.

Why should any of our tax dollars go to support such a system?
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