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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-10 08:55 PM
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10. Proudly Un-Recommended "voter fraud"???? red herring/straw man
You said "Howard is worried about voter error/fraud by over-voting on optical scanners."
How diverting of you to try to speak for Howard.
Its a way to insert straw men and throw in a few red herrings.

As far as I'm concerned, you owe Howard an apology.

First of all, I've read Howard's writings, many of them, and he isn't worried that there will be
"voter error/fraud by over-voting on optical scanners."

I especially dislike the tacts of agenda pushers who try to attack their opponents by
inserting straw men arguments.

But never mind, I can read what Howard says and basically what he is saying is
that the optical scanners currently do not warn voters of overvotes.

As the Brennan Ctr said, thousands of votes WILL be lost because of this flaw.

The paper ballots won't fix that, because the overvotes will be on the paper ballot,
and even if humans look at the paper ballots, the votes will be invalid because of overvoting.

The bottom line, if there's only one vote allowed in a contest and you mark two, then
neither vote will count.

On lever machines it is not possible to overvote.
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