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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 10:11 PM
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NY Election Commissioner Wants to Dump E-Vote Counting
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Nassau County Suing To Get Old Voting Machines Back

If you didn't like the new voting machines you're not alone, and if Nassau County gets its way in court the old lever machines will be back.

The county saw its fair share of glitches this Election Day. Officials say the phones lit up at the Board of Elections with complaints ballots weren't scanning and computers were malfunctioning.

Now, Nassau is suing to get the old voting machines back.
"We feel that it's a public policy mistake to switch over from a lever system that people have confidence in and is trustworthy and is reliable to an electronic system that creates its own problems," said Board of Elections Commissioner William Biamonte.

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  -NY Election Commissioner Wants to Dump E-Vote Counting Bill Bored  Nov-03-10 10:11 PM   #0 
  - We need to bring back HR811 for those states stuck with electronic voting  SugarShack   Nov-03-10 10:24 PM   #1 
  - HR 811 would not ban electronic vote counting. It would ban some non-electronic vote counting.  Bill Bored   Nov-03-10 10:37 PM   #3 
  - so many complaints here yesterday  cal04   Nov-03-10 10:27 PM   #2 
  - Yeah thats fine but the Voting Machine company that made lever ones is out of business.  Historic NY   Nov-03-10 10:38 PM   #4 
  - Not a problem. Maintenance and parts readily available for the foreseeable future.  Bill Bored   Nov-03-10 10:55 PM   #6 
  - I just don't understand why places did not stay/go with  exboyfil   Nov-03-10 10:50 PM   #5 
     - Op scan is as hackable as DREs. You have to hand count but nobody wants to.  Bill Bored   Nov-03-10 10:58 PM   #7 
        - Are we the only modern democracy that has this problem?  exboyfil   Nov-03-10 11:06 PM   #8 

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