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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-10 01:47 AM
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9. Paranoid NOT! "Paper ballots for recounts and auditing" = bait and switch!
Edited on Fri Nov-19-10 01:59 AM by Bill Bored
So show me the recounts!

Look, the voters and candidates of New York did NOT have to be subjected to the burden, expense and uncertainty of software-based vote counting. But the State let the Bush (and now Obama) Dept. of Justice talk 'em into it. They agreed to it in federal court, despite all the evidence that it's not safe and that auditing the system to achieve high confidence in election outcomes (never mind actually counting every vote) can be very onerous and complex -- unless all our elections happen to be landslides.

Well, now that that foolish decision is being implemented, the State damn well better audit and recount enough of the vote to prove who's winning and losing our elections -- don't ya think? Otherwise, we're not much better off than Florida where they don't hand count their paper ballots either.

County election officials like Ward are on the record opposing election audits greater than 3%. Do you really think that's enough to know who won all our elections? If not, which ones do you think are worth having confidence in and which not? How should our confidence in our electoral process be rationed -- and who decides this? :think:
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