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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-10 09:08 PM
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9. BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A RECOUNT?
If you are referring to resistance in DRE states, that's coming from the dark side for sure. But here in New York, where we're replacing lever voting machines with scanners, the question that almost no politicians or election officials are willing to answer intelligently is HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A RECOUNT? If they could answer it, we would not be counting votes with computers in the first place, including scanners.

The process to determine if a full hand count is needed is too onerous and complex for officials to deal with. Some of them know it, but they won't admit it. Others don't even want to think about it. They just trust the machines and say what you've said: we can do a recount if we need to.

A few are dealing with this by hand-counting everything, or by going to court over it. Those are the true heroes. The rest of them are full of crap.

I hope this answers your question about why there is resistance.
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  -My attempt to vote in Maryland Primary this morning. yellowcanine  Sep-14-10 10:20 AM   #0 
  - Voting machines are tools to disenfranchise voters..  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:27 AM   #1 
  - kick  ensho   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #2 
  - Paper ballots with scanners is the way to go. I don't know why there is so much resistance to this.  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 10:33 AM   #3 
     - Did you read my post?  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 10:36 AM   #5 
     - Scanners still better than touch screens. They are cheaper too. That said, nothing  yellowcanine   Sep-14-10 11:00 AM   #6 
        - I just came home from voting..and found out that we do not get receipts or get any on-screen  BrklynLiberal   Sep-14-10 07:47 PM   #8 
     - BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A RECOUNT?  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:08 PM   #9 
  - And then.....  fasttense   Sep-14-10 10:35 AM   #4 
  - we in Fla got the Sequoia touch machines before the 2008 primary abolished ..it was the reason  flyarm   Sep-14-10 09:14 PM   #11 
  - What happened to you is NOT a provisional ballot situation under the Help America Vote Act.  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 01:26 PM   #7 
     - Good point. It was an "emergency ballot" situation.  Bill Bored   Sep-14-10 09:11 PM   #10 
        - Not exactly the same issue. The PA federal lawsuit was over what percentage of machines....  demodonkey   Sep-14-10 10:28 PM   #12 
 

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