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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 11:06 PM
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8. Are we the only modern democracy that has this problem?
I have gone for years thinking that optical ballots were the way to go. The only time my radar went up was in Florida when they were remarking ballots and sending them through the machine - that should never have happened.

At least a paper trail still exists. What happens with a lever machine malfunction? Do we drop an entire group of votes?

Any examples of close elections and what happened in countries in Europe or Japan?
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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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