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Reply #26: NY's audit has already been gutted. The SBOE's version was dumb but the election law's is dumber! [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-07-10 02:37 PM
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26. NY's audit has already been gutted. The SBOE's version was dumb but the election law's is dumber!
Edited on Sat Aug-07-10 03:04 PM by Bill Bored
In 2009, the SBOE required an audit of at least 1 machine of each ballot style, which at least tested...1 machine of each ballot style. There's some logic to that, but it didn't do much for close contests. Advocates said as much, but county election officials took a different view. They said they should only have to count 3%, even if all contests or ballot styles are NOT audited, because that's what the election law says.

Instead of consulting with experts to find a better way (due diligence and all that), the SBOE gutted their own audit and reverted to the 3% in the election law.

Some have responded rather sheepishly with: "Oh well, at least every race has a CHANCE of being audited."

I think the problem with some advocates is that they keep trying to see the glass as half-full, no matter how empty it is. And they don't want to admit that getting rid of lever machines in New York (or elsewhere) was a HUGE mistake.

For some, not doing the audit math is enough to keep them in denial.

Others don't believe in stolen elections anyway, and simply trust that the better side of human nature will prevail, even as they make the tools available to facilitate rigged elections.
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