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Reply #13: Exactly. But it has that placebo-like effect that a lot of folks might fall for. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 12:00 AM
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13. Exactly. But it has that placebo-like effect that a lot of folks might fall for.
For a voter to verify the vote tabulation, she would need to:
- have access to all the ballots -- not just her own;
- determine that all (or a "statistically significant" sample) of the ballots were authentic;
- have a means of independently recounting them.

That's well beyond the capabilities of most voters.

It might be something that the adversarial political parties could manage, assuming they cared enough about election integrity to want to make it happen. I'm not sure they do, given their lack of action on this issue so far. If the parties don't do it, then who can the voters trust to independently recount all these authenticated ballots?
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