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Reply #26: Your math is not right for all elections because 10% is not right for all elections. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 12:34 AM
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26. Your math is not right for all elections because 10% is not right for all elections.
Edited on Mon Nov-22-10 12:44 AM by Bill Bored
But OK, let's say it would work for LOTS of elections.

Suppose the hand count differs from the machines by 1% but the margin of victory is 10%, or 20%? Would you hand count 100% in that case too?

And suppose the margin of victory is 0.5% or less? Would you still hand-count only 10% of the ballots? What about 0.6%?

The larger problem here is that those in authority want to trust the machines and they expect the rest of us to follow suit. Once that feeling is overcome, the details of the various audit protocols can be discussed with them intelligently. But not before then.
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