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Reply #24: Seems like you're overemphasizing that an audit with low confidence could still reveal a problem. [View All]

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-07-10 10:37 AM
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24. Seems like you're overemphasizing that an audit with low confidence could still reveal a problem.
I think everyone gets that. A smaller chance...but a chance nonetheless.

In particular, I'm referring to states in general. :) Pick a few if you want. Cherry pick as you might.

But what not everyone gets is that most of these states audits...in a given race...will yield a low confidence which means it has a much smaller chance of catching a problem. That's a danger. Pointing out the "uselessness" of that arrangement isn't dangerous at all. In fact, the opposite is true. I didn't say "audits are useless". I said the ones we have are because in the closest of races (when you need them most) they don't provide a high level of confidence.

And the idea that the audits could be gutted because someone points out the limitations is a bit...well. I think there's a MUCH greater danger of voters thinking all is well because they voted on a paper ballot. (Case closed.)

I think you generally agree with my concern even while you otherhand it to death. But I'm ok with that.

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